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The Open Forum, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a place where attendees will learn all about the most interesting and emerging content from their peers around a wide variety of topics in performance improvement and innovation in public health. The content is targeted for Public health practitioners who work in performance improvement, accreditation readiness, or are focusing on innovation in their health departments or their community.
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Bringing Innovation To Your Health Department: Using Findings from PHNCI’s Public Health Innovations Grant Program for Replication
Thursday, March 28 from 1:30 – 2:45 pm
PHNCI has funded health departments to implement innovative public health projects designed to improve health outcomes and health equity, among other goals. NORC at the University of Chicago conducted an evaluation to assess grantees’ innovations and the factors that affect the replicability of innovations. This session will share overarching findings from NORC’s evaluation and discuss PHNCI’s definition of public health innovation.
- Jessica Kronstadt, Public Health Accreditation Board
- Alexa Siegfried, NORC at the University of Chicago
DuPage County Post-Crisis Response Team
Thursday, March 28 from 4:30 – 5:45 pm
The DuPage County Post-Crisis Response Team (PCRT) is a collaboration between the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office and Health Department to provide follow-up to individuals who had previously interfaced with the Sheriff’s Office as a result of a mental health crisis. PCRT will visit the individual and/or family and work with them to provide referrals and engage in appropriate mental health treatment.
- Scott Kaufmann, DuPage County Health Department
Universal Community Planning Tool; Community Solutions For Everyone
Friday, March 29 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am
A critical step in improving health in a community is to develop pathways for residents and partner organizations to contribute to the planning decisions that affect them. The Universal Community Planning Tool (UCPT), a digital commons developed by the Garrett County Health Department, provides a platform for continuous community engagement and a framework to collect hyper local data that enables public health to measure the kind of impacts communities are making toward identified community health improvement strategies. Learn more about the UCPT as an open source project from its creators and hear how the initial pilot sites are replicating the tool in their communities.
- Shelley Argabrite, Garrett County Health Department
- Jennifer Corder, Garrett County Health Department
The Evolution of Open and Shared Data Platforms to Support Community Health Improvement
Friday, March 29 from 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Successful multi-sector data sharing hubs can leverage existing infrastructure to integrate new resources and adapt to novel use cases. Hear from two community data warehouses that continue to evolve to support community health improvement. Speakers will demo their platforms and facilitate interactive conversation focused on effective practices to engage partners, establish shared indices, and manage shared open data warehouses.
- Susan Wilger, Southwest Center for Health Innovation
- Tom Scharmen, New MexicoDepartment of Health
- Anna Barnes, Illinois Public Health Institute
- Robert Gradeck, University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Urban and Social Research