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Christine Abarca

  1. 1. Florida September 2004 Comprehensive Assessment, Strategic Success Community Health Assessment Florida
  2. 2. Community Health Assessment - Background <ul><li>Florida Department of Health (DOH) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>67 county health departments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment housed in DOH Office of Planning, Evaluation and Data Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>No systematic process for community health assessment </li></ul><ul><li>In 2001 initiated development of public health statistics website to support community health assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Resource search for extramural funding </li></ul>
  3. 3. Infrastructure Development <ul><li>Priority of DOH as essential public health work </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of framework for comprehensive, systematic practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marshal resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expertise, in-kind support, statewide partnerships, funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select strategic priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce skills enhancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools and resources </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Strategic Priority – Policy Development <ul><li>Statewide Advisory Group </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarks for community health assessment practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linked with Core Functions and Essential Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Public Health Performance Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Performance Standards for CHD directors </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated into DOH Quality Improvement process </li></ul>
  5. 5. Strategic Priority – Workforce Skills Enhancement <ul><li>Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) strategic planning tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community partnership building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitative leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using data effectively </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community health status profile report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presenting and communicating data </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Strategic Priority – Tools and Resources <ul><li>CHARTS (Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set) public health statistics website at www.floridacharts.com </li></ul><ul><li>COMPASS website </li></ul><ul><li>Florida MAPP Field Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line and print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step-by-step guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tip sheets, worksheets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketing materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Florida MAPP Tour Book </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical assistance </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ongoing Efforts and Future Directions <ul><li>Expand communication networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Among CHDs and community partner agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collect, share success stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build model practice warehouse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop on-line systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community health status profile template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting mechanisms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link assessment activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PACE EH, Chronic Disease </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Institutionalize assessment practice </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance public health practice </li></ul>
  8. 8. For more information <ul><li>COMPASS website www.doh.state.fl.us from subject listing, choose COMPASS </li></ul><ul><li>CHARTS www.floridacharts.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. Contact Information <ul><li>Christine Abarca, MPH, CHES </li></ul><ul><li>Florida Department of Health </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Planning, Evaluation and Data Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A05 </li></ul><ul><li>Tallahassee, FL 32399-1706 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 850-245-4444 ext. 2071 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: Christine_Abarca@doh.state.fl.us </li></ul>

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