Online Program

Future of public health in the 21st century

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sana Chehimi, MPH, Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA
Perla Camacho, B.A., Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA
Shayla Spilker, B.A., Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA
Bold and innovative solutions and a fresh approach are required to tackle today's pressing public health challenges. A change in mindset will be critical for effectively addressing key drivers of health, safety, and equity in the 21st century. Moving forward the field of public health needs a clear plan of action for engaging in a new way of doing business, forging new partnerships, and strengthening public health's ability to build a broader movement for health. Prevention Institute will present findings and implications from a national landscape analysis designed to identify strategic opportunities and approaches for activating local and state advocacy efforts that promote health, wellness, and disease prevention. Through key informant interviews and strategy meetings, national, state, and local experts—representing different sectors, including public health, active transportation, economic development, children and youth, the community, and others—contributed their ideas on how to catalyze and strengthen the public's health through multi-sector partnerships, with the goal of advancing a shared vision and integrated agenda. This presentation will share lessons learned from advocating for policy change, key ingredients for successful multi-sector collaboration, local examples of policy advocacy success, and innovative approaches and opportunities for advancing public health and prevention.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify ways to leverage existing advocacy capacity and opportunities to build broader momentum and support for public health on a local level Describe a broad range of partners to strategically involve in collaborative efforts and identify ways to build a common ground Demonstrate knowledge and skills for engaging in a renewed public approach that builds public health leadership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked on many projects related to healthy eating and active living, and national media advocacy efforts supporting prevention and health reform. I served as co-editor of Prevention Is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing, an academic text on primary prevention. I manage Prevention Institute's technical assistance work for Communities Creating Healthier Environments, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supporting the development of local policies that build food and recreation equity.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.