Expand the Circle of Involvement! The Cook County Department of Public Health's use of MAPP to understand the forces that inequitably distribute the social determinants of health
A community organizer will describe his experience in the assessment, the benefits of participating, and recommend actions for building relationships between organizers and health departments. Two health department staff leading the Forces of Change assessment will describe logistics, focus group process, recruitment and characteristics of participants, materials used, data analysis, and lessons learned. This assessment was an important workforce development opportunity for CCDPH staff that created new skills and a context in which to deepen understanding of health equity concepts.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Describe the theoretical framework underlying this Forces of Change focus on social determinants of health; List the actions CCDPH staff took that helped increase participation to include new partners in the assessment; Discuss strategies and steps health department workers can take to encourage organizers to participate in health department planning processes.
Keyword(s): Community Health Planning, Community-Based Partnership & Collaboration
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a full-time public health worker in a local health department, with practice and academic expertise in applying WHO concepts to community health planning processes, including the NACCHO MAPP process. I have worked in LHD for over 20 years.I am the Coordinator for the Forces of Change assessment process described in the abstract.
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.