Online Program

Tearing Down the Silos: How to Improve Public Health through Non Traditional Partnerships

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:42 a.m.

Erin Malone, MPH, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Atlanta, GA
Rachael Nosin, MPH, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Atlanta, GA
Improving population health (broadly defined as the health of all people in a particular area, not in the clinical definition of covered members) requires extending beyond the traditional reach of public health organizations. However, barriers exist that often lead to public health organizations focusing their partner outreach, engagement, and communications on a core set of partners and stakeholders, instead of extending their reach to the broader health care sector. There is a significant gap between healthcare and public health – coordination and collaboration between the two remains minimal. In order to work together more efficiently, public health must focus on building the relationships and an understanding of the health care sector to remain relevant in our nation’s rapidly transforming health system.

Deloitte’s Life Sciences and Health Care practice supports health care providers, health plans, life sciences companies, as well as federal and state agencies. This presentation will leverage Deloitte’s leading industry knowledge and relationships to explain how public health can capitalize on private sector funding, marketing, data, and innovation to tear down traditional partnership silos and achieve a greater public health impact. Presenters will provide an overview of the arguments for innovative partnerships and what both public health and these new stakeholders have to gain, and offer, one another. Specific insights will be shared regarding how organizations can begin forming these relationships, challenges and barriers to successful partnerships, how to align incentives to facilitate collaboration, and strategic communication principles to advance non-traditional partnerships.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Communication and informatics
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health administration or related administration

Learning Objectives:
Identify non-traditional public health partners and explain the value and potential impact they can bring to public health. Discuss challenges and barriers in collaborating with non-traditional partners. Describe approaches and techniques for facilitating lasting relationships with non-traditional partners.

Keyword(s): Partnerships, Health Systems Transformation

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I've supported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 1.5 years across various offices (Procurement and Grants, Office for State, Tribal, Local & Territorial Support, Office of the Associate Director for Policy) and have supported the development of partnership strategies across multiple offices, helping to increase the impact of CDC's mission. I have worked at the American Cancer Society supporting partnership strategies and capacity building initiatives for globally recognized cancer prevention programs.
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.