Online Program

Metrics for healthy communities: Making measurement accessible for cross-sector community health initiatives

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Paul Mattessich, PhD, Wilder Research, Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul, MN

This presentation accomplishes two objectives. (1) Demonstrates the Metrics for Healthy Communities online tool which is now available to support increased use of data and metrics among public health and community development practitioners. The tool contains sample logic models, frequently used measures, and direct links to data available at different geographic levels. (2) Describes how this resource can help guide and measure the impact of collaborative health improvement initiatives, and what implications the tool and its underlying research have for developing new measures and frameworks to support health in all policies.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Program planning
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate the Metrics for Healthy Communities tool. Describe how the Metrics for Healthy Communities tool can help to guide and measure collaborative community health improvement initiatives.

Keyword(s): Community Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have 30+ years of research experience in using public health metrics and socio-demographic indicators to measure impacts of programs and policies.
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.