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Designing Innovations in Public Health Practice
An interactive workshop that focuses on how to design public health innovations.
Albert Einstein famously said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” 
This workshop creates conditions for individuals and teams to change their thinking to foster public health innovation. Public Health 3.0 is a call to action for public health agencies to create innovations in organizational structures, programs, services, funding, and partnerships. Innovation involves deliberate application of information, imagination, and initiative. According to the Public Health National Center for Innovation, “Public health innovation refers to the development of a new process, policy, product, or program that increases quality, impact, and efficiency.” This interactive workshop focuses on how to design innovations. It simply is not enough to say, “be novel and creative.” This workshop functions as an innovation lab, offering practice with quality improvement tools that help foster new ideas and approaches to current practice that will improve processes, outcomes and customer experiences.

Objectives include:

  1. Defining innovation in multiple ways.
  2. Assessing individual innovation adeptness.
  3. Identifying and using quality improvement tools to support innovative thinking and processes.
  4. Practicing with the SCAMPER tool for creative brainstorming.
Duration: 1 day
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PHF is ready to assist. Contact Ron Bialek at (202)218-4420 or You can also submit your information online.
Designing Innovations in Public Health Practice