142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Building a Social Movement from the Community Up

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : 8:40 AM - 8:50 AM

Debra Joy Perez, PhD , Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD

Community based organizations are a critical arm for building momentum towards social change.  If America is to become the healthiest nation in the world by 2030, then communities with shared interests must come together to address the challenges to health posed by social determinants, and do so in a way that assures their own strength and efficiency.   In order for those challenges to be addressed, and for systems change to occur, there must be an interface between health systems and community.  By examining the evidence and experience of how organization, structure, governance, financing, and quality of public health delivery impacts community, there can be a basis for a productive interface with improved outcomes.  For this session, I will discuss major initiatives that were deigned to find interventions that work to reduce disparities in health care, and establish learning networks of providers implementing strategies to serve limited English proficient patients.  I will also discuss my most recent work that is focused on building organizational learning and guiding policy research in a manner that reflects a focus on family economic success, community change and systems reform.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Diversity and culture
Program planning
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the role of foundations and community based organizations in social movements and social change. Define the relationship between family economic success, community change, and systems reform.

Keyword(s): Community-Based Partnership & Collaboration, Public Health Movements

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: My professional focus has been on improving knowledge, building organizational learning, guiding research, and emphasizing community change and system reform. I have served as a National Urban and Rural Fellow (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) before commencing a 16 year relationship with a major health foundation. Most recently I was the Interim Vice President of RWJF Foundation's Research and Evaluation Unit before joining another Foundation as VP for Knowledge Support.
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.