Agenda: August 26, 2003

08:00 am - 09:00 am Navigation Team Breakfast and Challenge #3: Distilling Pearls/Summing Up
09:00 am - 11:00 am Concurrent Skills Sessions
Managing Organizational Change in Challenging Times

Laura Peck, MPH
Organizational Strategist, Claros Consulting

Public health agencies and their partners continue to experience significant changes in leadership, resources and organization amidst extraordinary conditions at home and around the world. This workshop is designed to help participants to see and seize change as a necessary, inevitable, and often welcome chance to improve maternal and child health. Learn about steps involved in the change process and what tools and strategies you can use to better manage organizational transitions. (Repeated from 2002)Eyes on the Prize: Monitoring the Consequences of PolicyKay Johnson, MPH, MEd
Johnson Group Consulting

Carolyn B. Slack, MS, RN - Moderator
Director, Family Health Policy, Columbus Health Department

In this seemingly unprecedented time of fiscal constraint and social policy shifts, how are women and children really faring? One hallmark of resilient leadership is the foresight to measure and monitor the forces of change on the health and well-being of the people we serve. What were the lessons learned from the early 1980's and other similar times that can help us keep our eyes on the prize? What strategies should we undertake in each of our communities to assure the story is told and told right? Find out what you need to know and do.

Making Strategic Decisions: Service Delivery in MCH

Michael Meit, MA, MPH
Executive Director, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Rural Health Practice

Michael Fleenor, MD, MPH
Health Officer, Jefferson County Health Department

Cindy Phillips, MSW, MPH - Moderator
Senior Advisor, Community Health, National Association of County & City Health Officials

Given numerous changes in public health and healthcare delivery, it is imperative that every public health agency takes a strategic look at its position in providing both population-based and direct healthcare services. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) developed the Partnerships Project to help local health agencies find their niche in the continuum of healthcare service delivery. This session will help participants learn about the Project and the Workbook it developed. Find out how to develop a decision-making plan for transitioning clinical services from the health department to external providers. Learn how to detail the steps involved in the process of transitioning clinical services from the health department to external stakeholders, so that the health department may focus more resources on population-based services.

BT Preparedness in Local Public Health: Seizing Opportunity, Recognizing Risk

Victor W. Sidel, MD
Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, MD, MPH
Director, Child & Adolescent Health, Metro Nashville Davidson County Health Department

Gary Oxman, MD, MPH - Moderator
Health Officer, Multnomah County Health Department

Increased BT/smallpox preparedness responsibilities, a tight economy, and uncertain funding have created new challenges for local public health. Some urban health departments have shaped creative solutions to safeguard MCH agendas in the era of Bioterrorism, while others have experienced constraints and loss of funding for key programs. What are the risks and opportunities for public health and its capacity to serve women and children? What strategies work?

2002-2003 Data Use Institute: Leadership for Moving On (by invitation only)

James E. Kieffer, MA, SPHR
Organizational Development Consultant, The Nebraska Medical Center

Working in teams is an increasingly common organizational construct. This conference session, provided for Data Use Institute team members, has been designed to promote stronger, more resilient teams post-graduation. They will assess current levels of leadership and identify areas for development. In addition to strengthening team skills, team members will gain insight into their own leader and follower styles and learn more about what they might individually do to improve their effectiveness while working with others in teams.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Closing Plenary: Resilient Leadership

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