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Using BARHII's Organizational Self Assessment Toolkit to initiate LHD action on health inequity <br />Tuesday, March 8, 20...
Objectives<br />At the end of today’s webinar participants will: <br />Understand the prerequisites to implementing the BA...
Agenda<br />I.   Webcast and Speaker Introductions<br />II.  Introduction and background to Self Assessment Toolkit      E...
Introduction and background<br />Edith Cabuslay<br />Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Manager, San Mateo County Healt...
Berkeley’s experience using the Toolkit<br />Kate Clayton<br />Chief of the Health Promotion<br />Berkeley Public Health D...
Alameda<br />City of Berkeley<br />Contra Costa<br />Marin<br />Napa<br />San Francisco<br />San Mateo<br />Santa Clara<br...
BARHII Mission Statement<br />“. . . To transform public health practice for the purpose of eliminating health inequities ...
Organizational Approach<br /><ul><li> Identify Social Justice as a core Public Health value
 Build alliances with key institutions that influence the health of communities
 Inform policy makers and the general public about the underlying social causes of  Health Inequities
 Build the capacity of Public Health workforce and agencies</li></li></ul><li>BARHII Framework<br />
BARHII Framework<br />
BARHII FRAMEWORK<br />
Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative<br />Built environment<br />Community<br />Data<br />Internal capacity<br /...
Organizational Self-Assessment Toolkit<br />
Mission of Internal Capacity Committee<br />Enhance the capacityand collaborationof multiple health departments to effecti...
Key Questions addressed by ICC<br />What are the skills and abilities needed by public health department staff to effectiv...
Workforce Attributes<br /><ul><li>Specific personal attributes
Knowledge of public health framework
Understand the social, environmental and structural determinants of health
Community knowledge
Leadership skills
Collaboration skills
Community organizing skills
Problem solving ability
Cultural competency/ cultural humility </li></li></ul><li>Organizational Attributes<br /><ul><li>Institutional commitment ...
Hiring to address health inequities
Structure that supports true community partnerships
Supporting staff to address health inequities
Transparent & inclusive communication
Institutional support for innovation
Creative use of categorical funds
Community accessible data & planning
Streamlined administrative process</li></li></ul><li>Tool Development Process<br />Matrix: <br />Develop <br />Compe-<br /...
Org. Development Literature
Org. and Cultural Competency Tools</li></li></ul><li>Organizational Self-Assessment for Addressing Health Inequities<br />...
 Inventories a set of research-based organizational and individual traits;
 Informs strategic planning and organizational development activities;
 Ongoing tool to assess progress</li></li></ul><li>What’s in the Toolkit:  Before<br />Before the Self-Assessment:<br /><u...
 Time Estimates & Materials Budget
 Bibliography
 Lessons Learned</li></li></ul><li>What’s in the Toolkit:  During<br />During the Self-Assessment:<br /><ul><li> Implement...
 Roadmap: Tailoring the Self-Assessment
 Tips
 Online Survey Guide
 Sample Communications
 Glossary of Key Terms
 Self-Assessment Instruments</li></li></ul><li>Tips from the Berkeley Pilot<br />
What’s in the Toolkit:  After<br />After the Self-Assessment:<br /><ul><li> Analysis Guidelines
 Sample Tables & Reporting Guidelines
 Action Planning Tool</li></li></ul><li>Action Planning Worksheet<br />
Overview of Self-Assessment Tools<br />Web-based Surveys:<br /><ul><li>Health Department staff
Collaborating partners</li></ul>Focus Groups:<br />Cross-section of Health Department staff<br />Interviews:<br />Manageme...
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  1. 1. Using BARHII's Organizational Self Assessment Toolkit to initiate LHD action on health inequity <br />Tuesday, March 8, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />At the end of today’s webinar participants will: <br />Understand the prerequisites to implementing the BARHII Self Assessment Tool.<br />Be familiar with the measures and capacities BARHII’s tool emphasizes.<br />Understand the benefits to implementing an equity-oriented self assessment and using that assessment to plan future efforts.<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />I. Webcast and Speaker Introductions<br />II. Introduction and background to Self Assessment Toolkit Edith Cabuslay & Sandi Galvez<br />III. Berkeley’s experience using the Toolkit Kate Clayton & Abraxas Seale <br />IV. Q&A<br />V. Closing and evaluation<br />
  4. 4. Introduction and background<br />Edith Cabuslay<br />Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Manager, San Mateo County Health System<br />Co-chair of BARHII<br />Sandi Galvez<br />Senior Policy Associate<br />Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)<br />
  5. 5. Berkeley’s experience using the Toolkit<br />Kate Clayton<br />Chief of the Health Promotion<br />Berkeley Public Health Division<br />Abraxas SealeBerkeley Public Health Division<br />
  6. 6. Alameda<br />City of Berkeley<br />Contra Costa<br />Marin<br />Napa<br />San Francisco<br />San Mateo<br />Santa Clara<br />Santa Cruz<br />Solano<br />Sonoma<br />
  7. 7. BARHII Mission Statement<br />“. . . To transform public health practice for the purpose of eliminating health inequities using a broad spectrum of approaches that create healthy communities.”<br />
  8. 8. Organizational Approach<br /><ul><li> Identify Social Justice as a core Public Health value
  9. 9. Build alliances with key institutions that influence the health of communities
  10. 10. Inform policy makers and the general public about the underlying social causes of Health Inequities
  11. 11. Build the capacity of Public Health workforce and agencies</li></li></ul><li>BARHII Framework<br />
  12. 12. BARHII Framework<br />
  13. 13. BARHII FRAMEWORK<br />
  14. 14. Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative<br />Built environment<br />Community<br />Data<br />Internal capacity<br />Social determinants of health<br />Policy/ advocacy<br />BARHII Structure<br />
  15. 15. Organizational Self-Assessment Toolkit<br />
  16. 16. Mission of Internal Capacity Committee<br />Enhance the capacityand collaborationof multiple health departments to effectively eliminate health inequities. <br />
  17. 17. Key Questions addressed by ICC<br />What are the skills and abilities needed by public health department staff to effectively address health inequities?<br />What are the characteristics of a public health department that can effectively address health inequities?<br />
  18. 18. Workforce Attributes<br /><ul><li>Specific personal attributes
  19. 19. Knowledge of public health framework
  20. 20. Understand the social, environmental and structural determinants of health
  21. 21. Community knowledge
  22. 22. Leadership skills
  23. 23. Collaboration skills
  24. 24. Community organizing skills
  25. 25. Problem solving ability
  26. 26. Cultural competency/ cultural humility </li></li></ul><li>Organizational Attributes<br /><ul><li>Institutional commitment to address health inequities
  27. 27. Hiring to address health inequities
  28. 28. Structure that supports true community partnerships
  29. 29. Supporting staff to address health inequities
  30. 30. Transparent & inclusive communication
  31. 31. Institutional support for innovation
  32. 32. Creative use of categorical funds
  33. 33. Community accessible data & planning
  34. 34. Streamlined administrative process</li></li></ul><li>Tool Development Process<br />Matrix: <br />Develop <br />Compe-<br />tencies<br />Literature <br /> Review &<br /> Validation<br />Indicators<br /> Toolkit<br />Revisions <br />Dissemi-<br /> nation<br />Peer <br /> Review<br />Further<br />Revisions<br />Self-<br /> Assessment<br />Pilot Test<br />Sources Included:<br /><ul><li>Public Health Literature
  35. 35. Org. Development Literature
  36. 36. Org. and Cultural Competency Tools</li></li></ul><li>Organizational Self-Assessment for Addressing Health Inequities<br /><ul><li> Baseline measure of capacity, skills and areas for improvement;
  37. 37. Inventories a set of research-based organizational and individual traits;
  38. 38. Informs strategic planning and organizational development activities;
  39. 39. Ongoing tool to assess progress</li></li></ul><li>What’s in the Toolkit: Before<br />Before the Self-Assessment:<br /><ul><li> Readiness Checklist
  40. 40. Time Estimates & Materials Budget
  41. 41. Bibliography
  42. 42. Lessons Learned</li></li></ul><li>What’s in the Toolkit: During<br />During the Self-Assessment:<br /><ul><li> Implementation Guide
  43. 43. Roadmap: Tailoring the Self-Assessment
  44. 44. Tips
  45. 45. Online Survey Guide
  46. 46. Sample Communications
  47. 47. Glossary of Key Terms
  48. 48. Self-Assessment Instruments</li></li></ul><li>Tips from the Berkeley Pilot<br />
  49. 49. What’s in the Toolkit: After<br />After the Self-Assessment:<br /><ul><li> Analysis Guidelines
  50. 50. Sample Tables & Reporting Guidelines
  51. 51. Action Planning Tool</li></li></ul><li>Action Planning Worksheet<br />
  52. 52. Overview of Self-Assessment Tools<br />Web-based Surveys:<br /><ul><li>Health Department staff
  53. 53. Collaborating partners</li></ul>Focus Groups:<br />Cross-section of Health Department staff<br />Interviews:<br />Management staff and leadership<br />Internal documents review and HR Worksheet<br />
  54. 54. Roadmap: Tailoring the Assessment<br /><ul><li> Each matrix element has corresponding questions within each instrument
  55. 55. Prioritized questions are highlighted
  56. 56. Guides selection of instruments and/or questions within each instrument</li></li></ul><li>Sample Roadmap<br />
  57. 57. Glossary of Key Terms<br /><ul><li> Health Disparities
  58. 58. Health Inequities
  59. 59. Social Determinants of Health
  60. 60. Root Causes of Health Inequities:
  61. 61. Institutionalized or Structural Racism
  62. 62. Class Inequality
  63. 63. Social Justice</li></li></ul><li> Sample Key Term<br />Health Inequities are differences in health status and death rates across population groups that are systematic, avoidable, unfair, and unjust. These differences are sustained over time and generations, and are beyond the control of individuals. These differences follow the larger patterns of inequality that exist in society. This is different from the term health disparities, which emphasizes that differences exist but does not consider the relationship to patterns of social inequalities.<br />
  64. 64. Key Term Examples<br />A local health department addressing health inequities targets the health issues facing the community it serves, while at the same time working to address the inequalities in the social and environmental conditions that contribute to the differences in illness and injury. For example, in addition to providing individuals with WIC vouchers, a local health department also works to advocate for improved access to sustainable, affordable, healthy food in neighborhoods with few resources.<br />
  65. 65. Staff Survey<br /><ul><li>Administered online
  66. 66. Administered to all staff
  67. 67. Content spans five broad areas:
  68. 68. Health department planning and policies
  69. 69. Collaboration within public health agency
  70. 70. Collaboration with external partners & policy-makers
  71. 71. Working with communities to address health inequities
  72. 72. Supporting staff to address health inequities</li></li></ul><li>Staff Survey Sample Question<br />17. I think we have strategies in place in [LHD] to advocate for public policies that address environmental, social and/or economic conditions that impact health inequities.<br /> □ No □ Moving in that Direction <br /> □ Yes □ I don’t know<br />Matrix element:<br />Institutional Commitment to Address Health Inequities<br />
  73. 73. Collaborating Partners Survey<br /><ul><li>Administered online or by paper
  74. 74. Select group of partners is asked to participate
  75. 75. Content spans five broad areas:
  76. 76. LHD's role and commitment to addressing health inequities
  77. 77. Staff members' commitment to and understanding of health inequities
  78. 78. Collaboration with LHD: administrative processes and decision-making
  79. 79. Community input and communication
  80. 80. Efforts to build community capacity </li></li></ul><li>Collaborating Partners Survey Sample Question<br />50. [LHD] builds the leadership capacity of community members to advocate on issues affecting the root causes of health inequities.<br /> □ Yes □ Moving in that Direction <br /> □ No □ I don’t know<br />Matrix element:<br />Community Organizing Skills<br />
  81. 81. Staff Focus Groups<br /><ul><li>Administered by external facilitator
  82. 82. All levels of the organization participate
  83. 83. Explores:
  84. 84. LHD culture and support for staff
  85. 85. Skills and practices critical for understanding health inequities
  86. 86. Diversity and cultural competency
  87. 87. Working with the community
  88. 88. Staff members’ input to organizational plan to address health inequities</li></li></ul><li>Staff Focus Group Sample Question<br />4. What has [LHD] done to help you learn about and develop skills to address root causes of health inequities?<br />Matrix element:<br />Supporting staff to address health inequities<br />
  89. 89. Management Interviews<br /><ul><li>Lead staff participate
  90. 90. External interviewer recommended
  91. 91. Explores:
  92. 92. Mission, vision, and values of LHD
  93. 93. Planning
  94. 94. LHD culture regarding organizational and workforce development
  95. 95. Diversity and cultural competency
  96. 96. LHD decision-making process
  97. 97. Efforts to build community capacity
  98. 98. Administrative processes </li></li></ul><li>Management Interview Sample Question<br />12. Would you say [LHD] has a culture that encourages learning, growth, and change?<br />a. (Probe: How are staff encouraged to challenge assumptions and the status quo? How does [LHD] give positive incentives for feedback? Are there repercussions if staff make a mistake etc.?)<br />b. What types of risk-taking does [LHD] successfully encourage? (i.e. hiring people without traditional qualifications, advocating for public policies that address the determinants of health, etc.)?<br />Matrix element:<br />Institutional Support for Innovation<br />
  99. 99. Internal Document Review<br /><ul><li>Identify priority areas of Inquiry
  100. 100. Systematic review of organization’s documents
  101. 101. Human Resources data and practices
  102. 102. Budget documents
  103. 103. Program materials
  104. 104. Human Resources Worksheet
  105. 105. Explores institutional commitment and capacity to address health inequities</li></li></ul><li>Internal Document Review Sample Question<br />14a. Are County Classifications written so that the educational requirements do not eliminate candidates with the experience, skills and qualities needed to do health equity work in a local health department?<br />Matrix element:<br />Hiring to Address Health Inequities<br />
  106. 106. Human Resources Worksheet<br />
  107. 107. Implementing the Self-Assessment <br />Leadership:<br /><ul><li>Assess readiness
  108. 108. Commitment
  109. 109. Identify resources
  110. 110. Participate in interviews and focus groups
  111. 111. Provide appropriate and timely follow-up</li></li></ul><li>Implementing the Self-Assessment <br />Create an Implementation Team:<br /><ul><li>Assess Identify appropriate personnel
  112. 112. Communicate department-wide and create buy-in
  113. 113. Prepare staff and provide adequate time and support for completion of instruments
  114. 114. Identify appropriate community partners to survey
  115. 115. Review and modify instruments as needed
  116. 116. Coordinate document review and data extraction</li></li></ul><li>Lessons Learned from Pilot Test<br /><ul><li>Strong Implementation Team with designated lead pivotal
  117. 117. Staff Engage on Health Equity through Assessment
  118. 118. Communication between all levels of organization before, during and after process
  119. 119. Allocate staff time to participate in process
  120. 120. Incentivize staff participation</li></li></ul><li>Lessons learned from Pilot Test<br /><ul><li> Ensure confidentiality
  121. 121. Strong and knowledgeable focus group facilitation
  122. 122. Use the assessment results to develop department-wide strategies
  123. 123. Be prepared to receive feedback</li></li></ul><li>Berkeley Assessment Results –Structural Changes Implemented<br /><ul><li> New Public Health 101 Training
  124. 124. New ISMS Workgroup
  125. 125. New Workforce Development
  126. 126. Promotional practices influenced
  127. 127. Division reorganization influenced</li></li></ul><li>Berkeley Assessment Results – ISMS Workgroup Activities<br />Post Self-Assessment activities:<br /><ul><li>Analysis of results
  128. 128. Recommendations for departmental changes informed by findings</li></li></ul><li>Berkeley Assessment Results – ISMS Workgroup Activities<br />Staff-led activities:<br /><ul><li> Ongoing Staff Education on Inequities and Isms
  129. 129. Formal Celebrations of Diversity
  130. 130. Reframing Department Leadership</li></li></ul><li>Question & Answer Session<br />Ask a question via “chat” using the box on the lower left of your screen. <br />If we cannot get to your question today, please consider posting it to the Coalition’s website (http://healthequity.naccho.org) .<br />
  131. 131. Discussion<br /><ul><li> How do you see this being relevant to the work of your LHD?
  132. 132. What resources would you need to be able to carry this out?
  133. 133. Do you think your LHD is ready to to implement the Self-Assessment? If not, what would it take to get there?</li></li></ul><li>Discussion<br /><ul><li>With whom can you work? What role do you see for:
  134. 134. Colleagues in other LHDs?
  135. 135. organizations like NACCHO, etc?
  136. 136. others?
  137. 137. How could we provide assistance?</li></li></ul><li>Additional Information<br />Toolkit available at:<br />www.barhii.org<br />Feel free to contact:<br />Sandi Galvez<br />Senior Associate<br />sgalvez@phi.org<br />(510) 302-3369<br />
  138. 138. Thank you!<br />If you have any questions or additional comments please feel free to contact:<br />Ashley Bowen, MAProgram Associate, Health Equity & Social JusticeNACCHO(202) 507-4282 directabowen@naccho.org<br />Or visit<br />http://healthequity.naccho.org<br />

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