Online Program

Public Health Department Strategies to Improve Public Health

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
This session will cover health departments' local programs and initiatives aimed at improving public health. We will present on the nature and extent of collaboration between state categorical program coordinators and teams with their community partners; the ongoing training local health department policy managers receive on how to advance population health through the implementation of policy, system and environmental approaches; lessons learned from an interdepartmental workgroup that collaborated on built environment planning, policy, and project implementation; how partnering with community agencies in determining the specific needs of the region can build on existing programs; how a curriculum and an instructional approach was specifically designed to prepare graduates to work with and improve the health of American Indian populations.
Session Objectives: Identify and explain collaboration between chronic disease categorical program coordinators in a state public health agency and their external community partners. Discuss specific strategies available to local health departments to engage community stakeholders and develop policy initiatives. Identify facilitation and organizational strategies to create a cross-departmental and/or cross-agency workgroup. Discuss ways to partner with existing health programs to provide community benefit programming. Describe the key premises that are imperative and intricately enmeshed into the American Indian specialization curriculum.
Rumana Rabbani, MHA 2017 Candidate

Arizona's Successful Initiative: Influencing Local Health Policy Where People Live, Work, Learn and Receive Care   
Sherry Haskins, MPA, Sheila Sjolander, MSW, Teresa Manygoats, MPA, Patricia Tarango, MSW, Maia Ingram, MPH and Jill Guernsey de Zapien, B.A.

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)