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Improving Community Health Through Local Policy Change
January 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Presented by the Community Health Training Institute
Topics: A review of approaches to advocacy; moving from programs to policy and systems change; and examples of communities that have changed policies to improve public health.
Presenter: DJ Wilson (MMA)
Description: To make a lasting impact, effective community health work is transitioning from a program approach to policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change. This webinar will explore the what, why, and how of PSEs through local examples from across Massachusetts. Presenters will provide a brief overview of PSEs and the difference between programs and systems change. Examples from the field include smoke-free housing, healthy food access, and town planning for the built environment.
Audience: Coalition leaders and partners; community health advocates working on municipal and state level to create healthier communities.
Learning Objectives: Participants completing this webinar will be able to:
- Define PSE change.
- Describe local PSE change examples.
- Identify key components and strategies to incorporate PSEs in their own community initiatives
MA DPH Coalition Criteria Addressed:
- Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
- 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
- Consistency with MA DPH‚Äôs goals and priorities