Presented by the Community Health Training Institute
Location: Springfield, MA
To participate in this training, attending or viewing the first webinar, "Overview of the Community Health Improvement Process," is required.
Topics: Overview of Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) processes; and resource requirements.
Description: This training further explores the concepts introduced in the introductory webinar. This training will highlight resources and guidelines provided by MA DPH. Through interactive discussions, participants will also have the opportunity to discuss CHIP Implementation challenges and solutions. Attendees will be encouraged to share questions and scenarios from their work for discussion. Participants will explore topics such as: What are effective implementation approaches? What amount of time, expertise, and other resources does CHIP Implementation process? How does an organization complete the process effectively and in a fiscally sound manner? How can an organization manage politics and competing agendas among partners? Teams will create an action plan detailing next steps.
Audience: Individuals and teams in healthcare, community health, public health, and other key stakeholders including community development corporations, regional planning groups, and community leaders/members who want to work collaboratively on community health assessments (CHAs) and community health improvement plans (CHIPs) to improve population health outcomes.
Participants completing this webinar will be able to:
1. Describe the Community Health Improvement Process
2. Describe the key elements of the CHIP Implementation process
3. Identify tools and resources that will assist in effective CHIP Implementation
4. Identify strategies and resources for operationalizing MA DPH’s community engagement principles
This training meets the following DPH coalition guidelines:
• Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
• Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
• Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
• Effective utilization of data to inform goal and activity selection, implementation, and evaluation