Online Program

Health System Reform and Opportunities to Align Chronic Disease and Injury and Violence Prevention Efforts

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Linda Scarpetta, MPH, Injury and Violence Prevention Section, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, MI
There is a current movement in the U.S. to transform the health care system from uncoordinated, episodic, non-integrated care to a more coordinated, seamless, efficient and accountable system of care and ultimately to a community integrated system of care characterized by patient, population, and community-centered care with community health integrated networks capable of addressing the social and economic determinants of health and long term care needs. State health departments can explore opportunities to align injury and violence prevention efforts with current, broad-based, systems-level change initiatives; create and strengthen partnerships with heath care systems; increase collaboration and coordination of statewide efforts; and utilize existing resources; to become well-positioned to reduce disparities and lessen the overall burden of chronic disease and injury across the state.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe two examples of ways to integrate injury and violence prevention efforts with chronic disease prevention and health system reform efforts.

Keyword(s): Violence & Injury Prevention, Chronic Disease Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I oversee a Division that addresses cancer prevention and control; oral health; diabetes and other chronic diseases; tobacco; cardiovascular health, physical activity and nutrition; and injury and violence prevention. I have facilitated increased cross-program integration and linkages with statewide health and community care transformation initiatives to leverage limited resources and expand outreach and impact. These coordinated efforts contribute toward the state’s ultimate goal of a community integrated system of care and improved population health outcomes.
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.