Healthy-by-Default REACH Project: Impacting Minority Health with Policy, Systems and Environmental Changes to Improve Active Living and Healthy Eating in Norfolk, Virginia
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Describe a city coalition approach to implementing policy, systems and environmental change through the CDC REACH Project. Identify three different approaches to implementing changes at the city government level, local public housing authority and local faith-based organizations. Discuss barriers and challenges to working with community partners to implement the REACH model. Explain the utility of utilizing the CDC CHANGE Tool in measure pre/post outcomes for a policy, system and environmental change project.
Keyword(s): Community-Based Partnership & Collaboration, Policy/Policy Development
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in public health for 19 years. I have managed healthy communities initiatives, with multiple federal sources of funding, serving as PI in many cases, over the last 14 years. I was lead coach in the CDC ACHIEVE initiative in Portsmouth and the PI for our CDC REACH grant for Healthy Norfolk. I oversee multiple city coalitions and initiatives that utilize a policy, systems and environmental change approach in communities.
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.