One of the Public Health Foundation’s (PHF) strategic goals is to create opportunities to achieve public health and healthcare system collaboration to improve community health. This 60 minute webinar held on November 14 at 2 PM EST, entitled “Application of The Community Guide
by Two Health Systems to Improve the Health of a Community” will introduce participants to The Guide to Community Preventive Services
, also known as The Community Guide
, and how two health systems in Akron, Ohio used it as a resource of best practices for a diabetes prevention program.
Other PHF activities helping to create opportunities for public health and healthcare collaboration include:
During the upcoming webinar, presenters from Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Akron General Health System, and Summa Health System will discuss the partnership between care providers on a diabetes prevention program. The modified program incorporated educational and experiential modules and influenced behavior changes that led to increased self-management skills and improved communication with care providers.
- Understand how The Community Guide can inform program decisions;
- Describe a framework for involving multidisciplinary team members in a multi-site project; and
- Identify how community partners can implement evidence-based community health interventions
- Stephen Martin, Jr., Executive Director, Association for Community Health Improvement
- Ron Bialek, President, Public Health Foundation
- Shawna L. Mercer, Director of The Guide to Community Preventive Services and Chief of The Community Guide Branch, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Jennifer L.S. Teller, Head, Chronic Disease Initiatives, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron
- Deborah S. Plate, Clinical Associate Director and Family Medicine Clerkship Site Director, Center for Family Medicine, Akron General Health System
- E. Demond Scott, Executive Director for Health Equity, Center for Health Equity, Summa Health System
This webinar is co-sponsored by PHF and the Association for Community Health Improvement
(ACHI). Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. Funding for this webinar is being provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Cooperative Agreement Number 5U38HM000518-03.
ACHI is a national association for community health, community benefit, and healthy communities’ professionals. ACHI provides education, professional development and peer networking to help community health professionals expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving community health goals. Visit the ACHI website
to learn more about their services.