142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Cross-sector health systems planning

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Sunday, November 16, 2014 : 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Mike Lowther, M.A. , State Technical Assistance Group, JBS International, Lincoln, NE
This presentation will discuss the use of assessment findings and logic modeling to identify and map the relationships between organizational problems, organizational practices and behaviors, and the intervening variables which drive them. The presentation will also examine how logic models can be used to help system members identify targeted system goals (i.e., desired changes in organizational functioning) and objectives (i.e., needed changes in the intervening variables that compromise organizational effectiveness); measurable immediate, intermediate and long-term organizational outcomes related to goals and objectives; and strategies and activities that are most likely to be effective at enhancing health system effectiveness. As part of the session, participants will review planning tools and processes and engage in interactive large and small group discussions.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain how to use assessment findings and logic models to guide cross-sector health system planning and development processes. Explain how to use strategic planning processes to create a systems development plan with goals, objectives and measurable outcomes for system improvement. Identify the core components of a strategic health systems assessment planning process

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have more than 30 years of experience in leading, supervising, developing, and implementing public health programs at the federal, state and community levels. I have extensive expertise in social change theory, public policy and planning, organizational development, technical assistance and facilitation. Over my career, I have worked with and in communities, state government, universities and the federal government to enhance public health outcomes and increase the capacity of those systems to achieve their goals.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.