Council on Linkages Update
Below is the Council on Linkages Update for May 2018. Please feel free to use all or part(s) of this update in your organization's newsletter or other communications.
June 6th AHD Webinar to Explore Building Academic Health Department Partnerships in Rural Areas
Academic health department (AHD) partnerships - formal partnerships between health departments and academic institutions - have the potential to offer all organizations involved a variety of benefits. Join the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice and the Public Health Foundation on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 2-3pm EDT to explore building AHD partnerships in rural areas. Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH, Health Director for Granville Vance Public Health in North Carolina, will join the webinar to share her health department's experiences developing an AHD partnership in a rural area and the impact this partnership is having for her organization, and will be available for questions and discussion. This webinar is free and open to all. Please visit the webinar webpage for more information or to register and contact Kathleen Amos at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Save the Dates for 2018 Council on Linkages Meetings
The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) has scheduled two meetings for 2018: Monday, July 16th from 12-2pm EDT and Thursday, November 29th from 2-4pm EST. These meetings will be held virtually and will focus on activities related to the Academic Health Department Learning Community, the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, and other initiatives of the Council on Linkages. All public health professionals interested in learning more about Council on Linkages initiatives are welcome to attend. Additional information, including agendas and meeting materials, will be available prior to each of these meetings. For more information, please contact Kathleen Amos at email@example.com.
Share Your Core Competencies Resources to be Featured Online
The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) continues to develop and enhance tools and resources to support use of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) and is currently revamping an online resource that highlights how organizations are putting the Core Competencies into practice. Have you used the Core Competencies to develop a workforce development plan, job description, training, or other workforce development resource? Do you have an example that you can share with others in the public health community? With assistance from the Core Competencies Workgroup, the Council on Linkages is seeking examples of how public health professionals and organizations are using the Core Competencies in these and other workforce development activities. Send your examples to Kathleen Amos at firstname.lastname@example.org today to have your organization's work featured online and help support others in their workforce development efforts.
Join the Council on Linkages at Upcoming Conferences to Learn More about AHDs
Interested in learning more about how academic health department (AHD) partnerships are being built between health departments and academic institutions and connecting with colleagues who are actively working in this area? Join the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) at two upcoming conferences to explore real-life examples of successful AHD partnerships. If you are attending the Public Health Improvement Training June 26-28, 2018 in Atlanta, GA, plan to participate in the Championing Collaboration: Developing and Sustaining Successful Partnerships with Academia session on June 26th from 4-5pm EDT. Hear from Bryn Manzella, MPH, about the Jefferson County (AL) Department of Health's experiences developing and sustaining strong AHD partnerships. Attending the National Association of County and City Health Officials Annual 2018 July 10-12, 2018 in New Orleans, LA? Mark your calendar for Local Health Departments Unleashing the Power of Collaboration: Developing and Sustaining Successful Partnerships with Academia on July 12th from 3:30-4:30pm CDT to hear from Ms. Manzella and Claudia Blackburn, MPH, RN, CPM, Florida Department of Health in Leon County, how these two local health departments have developed and operationalized AHD partnerships. For more information about either of these sessions, please contact Kathleen Amos at email@example.com.
Upcoming Webinar: Tackling Big Challenges with a Full QI Culture Shift
How can an organization leverage the public health accreditation process to spark creativity, innovation, and further staff involvement in performance improvement efforts? How does an organization move beyond aligning their performance management and quality improvement systems with accreditation standards, and move toward a full culture shift? Join the Public Health Foundation on June 19, 2018 from 3-4pm EDT to hear how Springfield-Greene County Health Department in Missouri tackled these big challenges and revamped their Quality Council. Hear about their new performance management work, which takes a multifaceted and comprehensive approach to systematic quality improvement by integrating departmental performance management, health equity, strategic planning, and workforce development efforts (among other concepts) into a top down and bottom up approach. This webinar is free and open to all. Please visit the webinar webpage to register and contact Vanessa Lamers at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Activities of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Questions and comments may be emailed to Academic/Practice Linkages Assistant Director Kathleen Amos at email@example.com