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National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) Annual 2017

Category: Focus Area

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Location: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh

Start Date: 7/11/2017

End Date: 7/13/2017

The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) will hold its NACCHO Annual 2017 event at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh hotel in Pittsburgh, PA from July 11-13, 2017. This meeting is the year’s most concentrated gathering of local health officials, where attendees can gain valuable access to public health leaders from across the country. This year’s conference theme is “Public Health Revolution: Bridging Clinical Medicine and Population Health.”
 
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) will be on-site to support local health officials with valuable guidance in our focus areas of performance management, quality improvement (QI), and workforce development, as well as preparing for accreditation and reaccreditation in local public health departments.
 
PHF will be conducting five sharing sessions and presenting many valuable resources and tools in the exhibit hall throughout the conference. Please note the dates and times below to join our staff for interactive and informative sessions.
 
Sharing Sessions
 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
A12 - Priority Population Health Competencies: Bridging Clinical Medicine and Population Health
3:15 – 4:15pm ET with Ron Bialek, Jack Moran, and Kathleen Amos in the Birmingham room
Through a 2015 Association for Community Health Improvement workshop, a survey, and other discussions, hospital/health system, and public health professionals helped create a draft set of Priority Competencies for Population Health Professionals. Session participants will discuss how these competencies can be used to build bridges with hospitals and health systems.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss ways local public health departments can build strategic alliances to implement successful collaborations that address health threats in the community
  • Identify methods of incorporating health considerations into public policy
B10 - How Two Health Systems and Local Health Departments are Collaborating on Community Health Priorities Identified in their Community Health Assessments
4:30 – 5:30pm ET with Ron Bialek, Jack Moran, Shannon Welch, and Kevin Alvarnaz in the Commonwealth 1 room
Learn how two hospitals and health departments have successfully engaged in community health improvement initiatives. Participants will learn about quality improvement tools that can help health departments engage hospitals and other stakeholders in addressing community health priorities.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss ways local public health departments can build strategic alliances to implement successful collaborations that address health threats in the community
  • The focus of this session is on two community collaboratives involving hospitals and public health agencies. Participants will learn about these experiences -- successes and challenges -- and have an opportunity to practice using quality improvement tools and methods being used by these two communities
  • Describe core public health strategies that help local public health departments identify and address poor health outcomes
  • Using evidence-based strategies to improve the public's health is core to public health practice. Participants will learn how The Community Guide was used by hospitals and public health agencies in two communities to address mental health needs

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
F11 - Community Chief Health Strategist: Transforming the Way You Approach Health in Your Community
2:15 – 3:45pm ET with Ron Bialek and Jack Moran in the Commonwealth 2 room
The goal of better community health cannot be achieved under the current design and operation of our fragmented and nonaligned health delivery system. A multi-collaborative community health transformation to improve and manage community health is needed, including access, assistance, protection, prevention, and treatment. It involves a major alteration of the leadership mindset in all
organizations impacting community health and use of quality improvement (QI) methods to improve the teamwork and culture of the various entities managing multi-collaborative solutions.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss ways local public health departments can build strategic alliances to implement successful collaborations that address health threats in the community
  • The tools and methods presented, discussed, and practiced during this session will be helpful in assisting local health departments in their journey to become Community Chief Health Strategists. The tools and methods focus on developing, managing, sustaining, and expanding coalitions focused on action and improvement
  • Describe core public health strategies that help local public health departments identify and address poor health outcomes
  • Many communities are effective in identifying health needs, but have far less success in implementing strategies to address these identified needs. One tool to be presented and tried by participants is the Population Health Driver Diagram. This tool has been used by communities to identify, align, and implement strategies for improving health in specific areas identified as priorities by the community
G10 - A Framework for Healthcare and Public Health Collaboration to Combat the Opioid Crises Using a Population Health Driver Diagram
4:00 – 5:00pm ET with Ron Bialek and Jack Moran in the Commonwealth 1 room
How can healthcare and public health create successful and sustained partnerships that positively impact the health of communities impacted by the opioid crisis? Session participants will use a Population Health Driver Diagram and quality improvement to explore driving and restraining forces to collaboration, and ways to prevent failure and sustain collaboration.
 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
H3 - Local Health Departments Championing Collaboration through Successful Academic Health Department Partnerships
9:15 – 10:45am ET with Ron Bialek, Kathleen Amos, Bryn Manzella, and Kelly Cooper in the Smithfield room
Academic health department partnerships with academic institutions can support health departments in delivering public health services. This session will explore the variety of collaborative relationships that exist between organizations, illustrated by case studies of accredited local health departments with successful academic health department partnerships and a staged model of academic health department development.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss ways local public health departments can build strategic alliances to implement successful collaborations that address health threats in the community
  • Alliances with other community partners, such as academic institutions, can help local health departments address community health needs by extending the capacity of the health department and offering access to complementary expertise. Participants in this session will explore the development of partnerships between local health departments and academic institutions through discussion of case studies of successful academic health department (AHD) partnerships and consideration of the continuum of relationships that may be beneficial to community health, and share strategies for developing and enhancing such partnerships to move toward more comprehensive practice/academic collaborations
  • Compare innovative ways to structure local public health departments that maximize resources to enhance service delivery to the community
  • Building academic health department (AHD) partnerships with academic institutions offers one way for local health departments to maximize the use of limited resources and enhance capacity for effective delivery of public health services. No single AHD structure is key for success in improving community health; rather, these partnerships can take a variety of forms. Participants in this session will learn about the structures used by local health departments in developing successful AHD partnerships through discussion of case studies and a staged model of AHD development that offers examples of different types of practice/academic partnerships that can benefit community health

In the Exhibit Hall
Beginning on Tuesday, July 11, and continuing through Thursday, July 13, PHF will display resources and tools for local health officials at booth #30 in the exhibit hall. At the PHF exhibit booth, you will find a wealth of information, including practical resources and tools to help with performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development, including:

PHF staff will also be at the exhibit booth to answer any questions from attendees related to our current activities, resources, and tools.

 

Connect with PHF before, during, or after the event by sending us a tweet on Twitter or posting a message to the PHF Facebook page to start or continue a discussion with other public health professionals and organizations. We look forward to seeing you at this event. 

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National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) Annual 2017