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SCP-1093 Collaboration: The Key to Public Health System Improvement

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South Central Partnership LMS Course Online Ongoing

Course Description

In order to be marked off as complete in the LMS:

All General Users/Learners

Supervising Public Health Nurse Curriculum Participant

Public Health Leadership Curriculum Participant

Please send a message through the course’s messaging system.  You will need to attach a scanned or other electronic (PDF, etc) copy of your certificate of completion.

Public health is no longer just what governmental agencies do and it is no longer advisable to think public health professionals have done their jobs in providing silos of programs. For states and communities to be successful in creating conditions in which people can be healthy in a sustainable way, collaboration is essential. Collaboration, we think we do it...yet few actually do. This course covers why collaboration is essential to public health, how it differs from other strategies, what is needed for successful collaboration, what common pitfalls and challenges often occur and how to address them, as well as assuring results and keeping momentum. Additionally, it will cover resources available to support your efforts and the importance of celebrating successes and sharing the lessons learned. The course includes a workbook which contains exercises and content handouts to support the learner. This course will be extremely valuable to those involved in a community collaborative effort or those wanting  to initiate one.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify why collaboration is key to public health
  • Increase understanding of what collaboration is and how it differs from other strategies
  • Identify what is needed for success
  • Understand common challenges and how to deal with them
  • Identify strategies to maintain progress
  • Identify how the learning can support collaboration in your community

Course Co-sponsored By

  • South Central Public Health Partnership
  • Prerequisites


    Course Competencies

  • 4B05 Ensures the diversity of individuals and populations is addressed in policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community
  • 5B06 Facilitates collaborations among partners to improve health in a community (e.g., coalition building)
  • 1.0-1e Describe how dept’s vision/mission are used to address PH challenges.
  • 1.0-1m Develop the vision & mission for my area of responsibility.
  • 1.0-2e Identify program elements that support dept. vision/mission.
  • 1.0-3e Describe trends/develop'ts in PH services in my program area.
  • 1.0-3m Incorporate trends/developments in PH services into my program.
  • 1.2-1m Apply input from stakeholders to develop program's vision & mission.
  • 1.2-2m Monitor efforts to achieve my program‘s vision & mission.
  • 1.3-1m Engage staff, teams & partners to carry out strategies supporting the m/v.
  • 1.3-2m Assure progress is being made toward reaching the vision.
  • 1.3-3m Minimize barriers to making progress & achieving the vision.
  • 1.4-1e Create dialog w/ stakeholders interested in my program area.
  • 1.4-1m Coordinate w/ agency/dept & community leaders to ensure goals are attained.
  • 1.4-2m Demo use of community partnerships to achieve strategic goals.
  • 1.5-1e Describe program progress in meeting the department’s mission.
  • 1.5-1m Articulate program strategic organiz'l direction, intent & impact.
  • 1.5-2m Provide progress & barrier updates to achieving program goals upon request.
  • 1.6-1e Resolve organizational or interpersonal conflicts in my program.
  • 1.6-1m Develop staff members’ ability to recognize & resolve conflicts.
  • 1.6-2m Initiate conflict resolution when necessary in my program.
  • 1.7-1e Demonstrate respectful listening in all interactions with people.
  • 1.7-1m Teach staff to always listen respectfully to others.
  • 1.7-2e Assure everyone has opportunity to participate in my group.
  • 1.7-2m Coach staff to be open to others’ opinions & perspectives.
  • 2.0-1e Implement systems for recognizing & rewarding employee initiatives.
  • 2.0-2e Engage team effort to achieve goals.
  • 2.2-1e Communicate that teamwork/collab'n are expected to achieve goals.
  • 2.2-1m Model teamwork when I interact with others.
  • 2.2-2e Function as a valued team member.
  • 2.2-2m Provide tools & experience to facilitate develop't/maint of teams.
  • 2.2-3m Facilitate cooperation w/ other individuals & programs w/in agency/dept.
  • 2.5-1e Communicate w/ key partners & stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • 2.5-1m Assure that partner linkages are intact & deliver mutual benefit.
  • 2.5-2m Support staff members as they maintain partner linkages.
  • 2.5-3m Facilitate communication w/ key partners & stakeholders.
  • 2.7-1e Describe roles/responsibilities of PH systems at fed/state/local gov't levels.
  • 2.7-2e Collaborate with government partners to achieve shared goals.
  • 2.7-3e Describe regulations that have an impact on my program area.
  • 3.1-1e Describe the systems/tools/methods to eval program effectiveness & quality.
  • 3.1-1m Conduct program evaluation.
  • 3.1-2e Evaluate my program area’s performance.
  • 3.1-2m Alter direction of program activities based on evaluation outcomes.
  • 3.1-3m Assure systems are in place to conduct/use program evaluation.
  • 3.4-1e Present info about the agency/dept’s CQI efforts to int/external stakeholders.
  • 3.4-1m Demonstrate sharing CQI information with stakeholders
  • 3.4-2m Enable staff members to attain competency in CQI.
  • 3.8-1m Complete self-assess to ID leadership strengths & weakness.
  • 3.8-2m Participate in life-long leadership improvement.
  • 3.8-3m Assess staff members to ID leadership strengths & weaknesses.
  • 3.8-4m Build systems to develop skills & abilities of managers as CQI.