By engaging in dozens of one-on-one conversations, working groups, and panels, I’ve observed that health agencies doing stellar QI work have built their internal capacity in areas that include health equity, multi-sector engagement, coalition assessment, and community health improvement planning.
I’ve been impressed by how many local health departments succeed at QI work with little or no training budget — by tapping into free resources that include local universities, other health departments, and online resources like PHF’s AHD Learning Community; the CDC’s TRAIN courses, and the RWJF-funded Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX).
HRiA’s Community Health Training Institute offers a number of trainings and webinars containing this content, some of which is not readily available through other sources. Based on what I’ve observed, I’ve curated this collection of our webinars that will help serve these training needs:
- Coalition Quality Improvement, led by HRiA’s Karen Errichetti
- Introduction to Equity in Community Building and Engaging and Empowering Priority Communities: Health Equity in Action, both led by HRiA’s Mo Barbosa. Also see HRiA’s resource, Embracing Equity in Community Health Improvement
- An Overview of the Community Health Improvement Planning Process, led by HRiA’s Amanda Ayers and Steve Ridini
- Effectively Engaging Multi-Sector Partners, led by HRiA’s Steve Ridini
We will continue live-tweeting from the conference today. Follow along at @hriainstitute and #COPPHI. If you watch one of these webinars, send us a tweet to let us know what you think! If you have training resources to share, tweet those too or email us.
— Training Institute (@HRiAInstitute) April 8, 2016
— Training Institute (@HRiAInstitute) April 7, 2016
Submitted on April 8, 2016 by Stefanie Valovic, Project Manager at HRiA’s Community Health Training Institute