Online Program

Advancing collective impact through the creation of a network of intersectoral and multidisciplinary public health leadership teams

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Karya Lustig, MA, Center for Health Leadership and Practice, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA
Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH, VP External Relations and Director Center for Health Leadership and Practice and Practice, Public Heath Institute, Oakland, CA
Carolyn Weinrobe, MPH, Center for Health Leadership and Practice, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA
Today's context for public health leadership is complex, rapidly evolving, and requires new approaches to leadership development. The Center for Health Leadership and Practice (CHLP) piloted an innovative model for improving leadership capacities of intersectoral and multidisciplinary teams to achieve collective impact that included the creation of an online network. CHLP uses experiential learning through an applied population health leadership project. The curriculum concentrates on five competencies: leadership mastery; ability to work effectively across sectors; application of continuous quality improvement principles; appropriate use of data for planning, assessment, monitoring and evaluation; and a commitment to population health perspectives. Developing capacities of public health leaders to work and lead across sectors improves their ability to successfully navigate today's complex environment and collaborate on effective population health projects addressing health equity and social determinants of health. All participants join an online networking group, attend webinars and participate in a three day retreat to learn from national experts and to network. Teams share best practices, lesson learned, and strategies for achieving collective impact to improve community health. Learning from peers across the country provides examples and practical solutions for achieving results. New ideas and strategies emerge in a safe environment where people are free to learn and problem-solve together resulting in collective impact at the local level. Skill building activities to develop competencies to work across sectors in conjunction with a forum to create a network of intersectoral and multidisciplinary leaders will shape competent leaders for today and the future.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Chronic disease management and prevention
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Define best practices in creating a national network to share intersectoral and multidisciplinary leadership challenges and successes Compare the impacts of in-person and online leadership training on building the network of intersectoral and multidisciplinary leaders Discuss examples of leadership teams that have achieved collective impact through learning from other teams in the network

Keyword(s): Leadership, Networking

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice and oversee strategic direction, operations and learning/development design of all programs, including the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health.
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.