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  • 1. Funding in certain areas seems to be lacking? How can we help? This seems like aBIG challenge = SUSTAINABILITY SURPRISED me-Not all chna’s have same amount$$. Real meaning = Future Conversations. Lots of Good Change! Were on the move!All INTER-CHNA weekend conference.Lack of “one-stop-shop” communication.Can we do a web-blog-info sharing portal?Some CHNA members aren’t certain of their individuals well in that CHNA.Challenge: How much work we still have to do!WOW! I’m Impressed.Change’s ARE At HAND!!!-Frustrated-Surprised-Hopeful-Reinterate the power of processNoticed large ranges:-Shifting focus from macro to micro-cleaning house for services on Policy influences as wither unified or separateunderstanding of CHNA functionRe-branding.Main website – local sitesInterest level is High for ADDRESSING Higher-Level ISSUESWe need to have continued opportunity for collaboration.Idea! Can we agree to focus on one issue as a group?We need to identify an issue we can accomplish together[Strategic plan for the South Coast focusing on 1 issue as a whole that we can affectpositively]
  • 2. Surprised at the lack of public forum and connected effort to more CHNA workforward…Also very surprised to learn of disconnect of CHNA work to the publichealth model…although people seem to be demanding more of a communication.Omplains on the social detriments of health was only just beginning to be discussed,which I think only more loudly calls for a comprehensive strategic approach toCHNA conalsoration in the future. As a newcomer to CHNAs-I am able to now see thestrengths and challenges.If it ain’t broke, let’s keep it that way! Primary prevention. We all could benefit fromeducation, What’s at the cutting edge in public health? We are the leadership in SEMass. We can change the way we do our work!Reframe our communities in teams of assets and strategies instead of deficits andneeds. 1. common issue to address across CHNAs.Let Us be Out Best Selves! 1. the need for collaboration working toward prevention. 2. Hoe far our CHNA has come in comparison to others did we all need to continue to grow and make a difference in our communities 3. Feeling of powerlessness against the meulaliter of reactive health vs. proactive prevention healthier lifestyles.WE AS INTERCHNA NEED TO MERGE OUR EFFORTS ADDRESSING IMP ISSUESRecognition that change needs all of us to be on the “same page” and work together.This is a big undertaking but we are ready.The progression from individual health imperatives to more global/politicalsustainable ideas was impressive.This group needs a forum to continue this conversation in a timely and accessiblemanner. (ie. Something online vs live meetings)
  • 3. Networking• People to people is the best.• As much as social networking is great-there’s so much more to face to face.• There is such a wealth of talent and gifts in this room.• We need a website to be able to share our information and tools so we’re no all reinventing the wheel.Separately• Here’s where the social networking tool of the web can work to our joint advantage.Networking and Interacting with other people. Shared vision across communities.Holistic approach to wellness. Assets –mapping. Outcomes. Making lives better-improvement*-Branding –How; why it is valuable/important-We are part of a larger community w/complimentary (if not the same/similar)goals-to improve community health!-More interesting & stimulating then expected to be.-more of a means to begin connections then had been anticipatedEnjoyed progressive thinking excerisesSaw common themes and would like to see results and “action-able” and achievablenext steps.Felt genuine “sense of purpose” from attendees.Gap between “thinking big” yet “acting small”Despite openness of group, stereotypes still exist i.e. perceptions of hospitals, socialservice, human service.Finding others doing the same great work.Learning from them.Widening my network.Hearing different voices that make me think differently.
  • 4. “Stepping stones” on the…”pathway of compassion”GARDENSFrom:Power over=Silos, hierarchy, competition, fear, scarcityTo:Power with= bridges, circles, cooperation and collaboration, trust, abundanceLet’s burst out of our individual CHNA bubbles and really get to know one anotheras people, as passionate public healthers, less formally, more funly.*Build on commonalities and shared strengths-ONE message (clear) to UNITEmissions-mobilize and start the conversation-ADVOCATE for change one tweet,phone call, letter at a time.We need more opportunities to connect/converse-in person and through socialmedia . 2 way converstation.Interchna- collaborates to reach legislative attention and change policy.How we all seem to think alike_________________
  • 5. The number of ideas ________________________To think regionally instead of locally-We need to continue to conversation-Build capacity for strong legislative voice on issues we share-Prepare for casinos impact -secure commitment for P.H. revenue sharing/ear marks-Engage new legislators-share info/communicate messages across CHNA motivatorsThe rich variety and talent and skills of fellow CHNA members. Awesome passionategroup-Challenged by trying to keep all information sorted through. Need more time!Not crazy about “café” would rather stay w/one group for discussion-possibilities, next steps - all doing/actions-surprised at how difficult it is for us not to immediately talk about solutions/nextsteps-challenge- who is missing (schools, legislators) -how to engage.We share a tremendous store of common knowledge and experience .We don’t get together often enough to do this!-Great Sharing-Informative-Great Communication-Humanity at its best-Endless possibilities for our communities, citizens, and future generationsWe shared a huge amount of information today. I have a much better understandingon how CHNA works. I was surprised to hear different CHNA’s have their own name.The CAFÉ was a challenge with so many ideas being said at once.Real Meaning: That collectively as state-wide CHNA Group we can affect policy change that as a local or regional inter chna we cannot. “Power in numbers”Surprise: Willingness to globalize the CHNA experienceChallenge: Finding the time to institute yet another series of meetings –along with otheragency responsibility. A little of a daunting task.Support each other as a network by sharing data, outcomes, & best practices.Amazing Resources! 1. Collective strength of CHNAs in effecting change.
  • 6. 2. Breadth and depth of ideas - “outside-of-the-box” thinking 3. Defining CHNAs in a way that is realistic.Whats had real meaning?-Recognizing the history and evolution of CHNAs-Feeling the energy and commitment of attendees-knowing that, together, we can be powerful agents of change-recognizing that there are more people to engage in our pursuit of healthiercommunities-I am not aloneWhat Surprised me?-How relevant and helpful the branding panel discussion was-that more people from our CHNA did not attendWhat challenged me?-didn’t get an opportunity to network with most of the meeting attendees-wish I knew more about the myriad agencies/organizations represented today.-the imminent dismantling of the regional centers- very upsettingNeed a statewide CHNA CouncilChallenge: Continuous need to define what CHNA does and is.Surprise: Positive turnout practical panel.Meaning: hearing commitment of individuals to improve health and systemsBring a training on the A.C.E.S study to the region!!!Opportunity to provide/bring/host regional trainingsNetworking with other CHNA members and gaining a knowledge of what othergroups are doing in their communities.I thought the panel discussion was excellent whether it is something the CHNAs canactually do/pull off (a common branding idea) or not, they were clearly veryknowledgeable, intelligent and experienced on this issue and is gained a lot fromwhat they started.It was great to think aloud, learn/hear different ideas from other people at the table.It was meaningful to hear that other people want to connect, learn and grow likeme! I enjoyed learning about the idea for interchna south regions website. I wassurprised at the vastness of different thoughts and loved all ideas/thoughts. I amchallenged and pulled in so many directions and look forward to figuring out a gameplan of how these ideas will unfold and actually turn into action so things actuallyhappen and lead to change. The only constant thing in like is that there will bechange.Residents of community represented more as opposed to agency basedrepresentation. What surprised me was to see so much similarity of goal-orientedinitiatives from different CHNAs as the same. What challenged me? Being able torelate my feelings.
  • 7. The need to “brand” the CHNA concept to be able to define the initiative in 10 wordsor less to any/all community…should recognize initiative in all parts of state. Itstime to remove CHNA and create a name not an acronym.The energy and great minds that come together…its great!!“Part of 21”CHNAs are similar.CHNAs are different.Therein lies the Challenge-More Similarities than Differences between CHNA’sNeed for One Name for all ie. “Synergy” instead of CHNA-Lots to Learn from each Other-Possibility of merging CHNA’s where appropriate-Branding needed. Got to community for mtgs (target pops)Change mtg times to get more consumers young and older.-Sharing our goals (focus) for the common needs of our communities (united front)-No real Surprises-all area CHNA have needs that are the same; just that thequantifying #’s maybe differentImportance of Communication-Branding-Acorss CHNA’s-Finding common ground-Reaching our communitiesChallenge: Going beyond comfort zone/familiarSurprise: diversity of ideasMeaning: How much everyone really wants to be able to work together (regionally).Surprised: How different the CHNA’s see their work and how they accomplish thatwork.Challenged (1) to get to know other CHNA’s better (2) incorporating social media asa way of communicating on a regular basis.
  • 8. Finding new ways to connect over, re-brand, and re-envision what #Health andWellness is and needs to be the future for #seCHNA. Collaboration is key.Reply retweet tweeted 11/18/11 2:30pmThe uniqueness of each CHNA’s needs.The passion in which all members have.I am surprised by the amount of competition amongst some leadersI was challenged by seeing another perspective on “NEEDS” are they really needs,who interprets the data? Why no focus on preventive measures in lieu of needs.-need more ways for CHNAs to benefit from each others strengths and lessonslearned-unique opportunity to learn cutting edge public health prevention info anddisseminate widely.-many CHNA’s have similar challenges but similar solutions wont always work dueto unique local issues.Realization that people do want to work in collaboration.Knowing that leveraging InterCHNA power will contribute to systemic change.Surprised by fear of changing how we do tings. Fear of stepping out-side theparameters.Challenged by turning vision into reality with minimal funding and less than fullcommunity by in.Surprised by some participants using “you” instead of “we” immediately separatingthemselves from the community.-we need to find more ways to communicate and work together amongst all CHNA’sshare ideas, plan ideas as a larger group.-How eager everyone is on working towards solutions-having more diverse involvement
  • 9. Re-occurring themes1. Branding a. Having 1 umbrella Name i. Marketing ii. Website b. Using 1 Name and breaking it down regionally i. Numbers = power2. More CHNA collaborations across the state3. Working together more to eliminate people working in silos4. Go to the people/community change meeting times/meet w/ community groups in their space/include youth/etc. Ideas that now NEED Action Steps NEED strategic planning NEED dedicated staff, $$, resources -Goals -Evaluation -Deliverables to be articulated.

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