Economic health—employment and income—is a key determinant of the health of a community, and the business sector is a critical partner in that equation. This webinar, featuring guest speaker Cara McNulty, Senior Group Manager-Prevention and Wellness at Target Corporation, will focus on how local community health leaders can work with businesses to advance health improvement efforts.
If we’re truly going to make a long term impact on the health of our communities, we’ll need to address social and economic factors, and education is a critical element. Research shows that educational attainment is one of the strongest predictors of individual and community health. Education levels influence income potential and job type, access to healthy food and health care...
Kate Konkle will host this in-depth webinar and Sarah Kile will again be the guest presenter. On this webinar, Sarah will focus on how her two-county health improvement planning coalition used the Policy Advocacy Choice tool in their community.
On this webinar, Community Coach Kate Konkle will provide an overview of the Choose Effective Policies & Programs Guide in the Roadmaps to Health Action Center. The webinar will also feature guest presenter Sarah Kile of the Central Michigan District Health Department, who will discuss how their coalition...
The past few years have seen many changes in mandates, reporting and oversight related to community benefits. One major area of change is the requirement that all not-for-profit hospitals conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and adopt an implementation plan by the end of their 2013 fiscal year.
Public health, as a neutral, respected, knowledgeable party, has a special role to play when it comes to bringing partners together. However, this is a somewhat new paradigm. What is public health's role today and how is it different than before? How can public health engage diverse partners and community leaders in health improvement work? What role does public health play in sustaining...
Local police departments have a special role to play in improving a community’s health, from reducing violence and preventing crime to supporting strong community partnerships between neighborhoods, residents and community agencies. How can communities build effective partnerships with their local police departments? What are the challenges and how can these be addressed?
Join us for a Partnership Series: Working Together - Starting the Conversation webinar on Tuesday, April 30 from 3-4 pm Eastern (2-3 pm Central). This is the first webinar in a new Partnership webinar series. (Learn more about this new series below.) Jan O'Neill and Kate Konkle, Community Engagement Specialists for the Rankings & Roadmaps will host the webinar.
Tobacco use and excessive drinking are both leading causes of preventable death in the United States. Over 20% or the US adult population currently smokes cigarettes and 15% of adults drink excessively. The burden of tobacco use and alcohol are taking a large toll on the health of our local communities throughout the United States.
Jan O'Neill, Community Engagement Specialist, and Alison Bergum, Lead Researcher for What Works for Health will be presenting the What Works for Health tool. They will be joined by guest presenter Heather Cole, Health Educator with the Central Michigan District Health Dept. and Project Coordinator for the Together We Can health improvement initiative. She will share the process they used to choose evidence informed strategies using What Works for Health and other resources.