142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Insights from Public Health 2030 for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Terry Allan, MPH , Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Parma, OH
The context for public health continues to change, and what public health will do in the decades ahead is an open question. Health departments can use scenarios to consider plausible alternative paths for the field and their jurisdictions in order to choose the best way forward. In my presentation, I will discuss implications, recommendations, and insights that the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (OH) gained for planning and policymaking from using local public health scenarios. I will also discuss my experience with using national Public Health 2030 scenarios and developing recommendations for the public health field and other stakeholders at a national workshop in March 2014 with participants from associations, local health departments, academia, government, policy think tanks and non-profits, business, health care, and philanthropy.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate a systemic understanding of future possibilities, including risks, challenges, and opportunities. Describe how local PHAs can use scenarios to aid in their strategic planning. Design more robust strategies that have a greater potential to advance public health toward more preferable futures and provide better contingencies in the face of challenging futures.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Health Commissioner at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and participated in the Public Health 2030 project presented in this special session. I am also President of the National Association of City and County Health Officers.
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.