2015 Webinars Archives

Maximize the Impact of Your CHNA Implementation Strategies for Population Health (and Financial Gain too!)

Description: With the right approach, hospitals and health care systems can leverage their community health needs assessments to meaningfully impact the health of the populations they serve and improve their bottom line. By providing a framework for thinking holistically about CHNA outcomes measurements and evaluation, this webinar will give participants an understanding of how CHNAs are aligned with the health care system's evolution to population health and can contribute to a business strategy that will achieve a return on investment. In this special joint webinar from ACHI and Strategy Solutions, participants will also learn from case examples of CHNAs in action from leaders at Excela Health System, West Georgia Health and Aurora Health Care.

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Mass Media Messaging to Improve Population Health

Description:The largest drivers of disease in populations are unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and use of alcohol and other drugs. These behaviors are difficult but not impossible to change, and if they are changed, the health benefits to populations are large. Hospitals cannot easily reach large populations to address these problems directly at the point of care, but can reach these populations cost-effectively with messages in the mass media.

Dr. Farley will explain how messages in the mass media can improve population health, showing evidence of both effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. He will then present a case study of how two hospital systems pooled their community benefit funding to support a mass media campaign to combat obesity and type 2 diabetes in Appalachia. Tony Keck will discuss the campaign from the perspective of one of the two hospital systems.

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Preventing Violence in the Hospital and Community

Description:Violence is a serious safety issue for many communities and hospitals across the United States. Pamela Thompson, CEO of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, will introduce AONE's recently released toolkit for mitigating violence in the health care workplace and discuss the implications for leadership practice. Stephen Leff, co-director of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Violence Prevention Initiative, will address violence prevention in schools, primary care sites, and the emergency department, focusing upon empirically supported prevention programs and hospital training in trauma-informed care. His presentation will illustrate how hospital-based violence prevention efforts can serve as a national model.

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The Importance of Community Development for Health

Description: It is certain that health status is profoundly influenced by the places in which people live, work and play. To improve the underlying drivers of population health, progressive communities are promoting safer neighborhoods, stable and affordable housing, sound environmental conditions and economic self-sufficiency.
 
In partnership with the Association for Community Health Improvement, this webinar highlights the Vita Health and Wellness initiative, Stamford, Conn., a community development effort between community stakeholders and Stamford Health.
 
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Care Transitions in Population Health

Description:Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Ind., began its journey in chronic care management in 2013 with a thorough assessment of need and scope of services. Over the next two years, a high-risk-patient-self-care program was developed with the needs of high-risk chronic disease patients, as well as “at-risk,” community-based-care clients as a top priority.

This webinar will follow Parkview’s progress as they share risk for populations and the continuous growth of their population health care management programs. It also will describe the multiple approaches taken to identify high-risk populations and how to build a physician-led care management program to support the patient in personal self-care.

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How a CHNA Influenced a Hospital's Strategic Plan

Description: Massachusetts General Hospital's (MGH) 2012 community health needs assessment, in which communities prioritized substance use, led to the creation of a new hospital initiative to improve clinical care for patients with substance use disorders. This new initiative builds on years of prevention work by the Center for Community Health Improvement through multi-sector coalitions in the community that has achieved measurable results. MGH now has a comprehensive approach along every rung of the health impact pyramid, from prevention to chronic disease management. This webinar, in collaboration with the Association for Community Health Improvement, describes the strategies used to cultivate leadership and create the bridge between the community and the hospital.

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ReThinking Population Health Strategies in Your Organization and in Your Community

Description: There are opportunities around the country for dramatic innovation in the way health systems transform community well-being. Health care leaders are positioned to be regional catalysts of this change. You can benefit from tools that help you see a wider set of pathways for innovation – linking strategies that bridge health and health care, stewardship for community goals and sustainable financing to promote ongoing investment in health. For the Association for Community Health Improvement's Community Health Improvement Week, this webinar provided an overview of the "community strategy lab process" featuring the publicly available ReThink Health Dynamics Model simulation.

In this webinar learn how health care leaders are using these tools in their own organizations and as part of a larger community engagement effort to position their region to pursue a multisector change strategy that addresses the system-level causes of population health outcomes.

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Community Health Needs Assessments: Getting More Value for Your Community and Your Hospital

Description: In addition to identifying priority health needs and aligning partners and resources to address community needs, CHNAs are a vital tool for informing population health management. Your CHNA will provide valuable data to direct resources toward high-risk populations, identify opportunities to enhance care delivery, inform patient engagement initiatives and direct overall strategic planning.

In this joint HPOE and ACHI webinar, CHNA experts discuss ways to build upon your previous CHNA to bring more value to your community and your hospital. Specific examples are presented on how hospitals are using CHNAs to inform population health management initiatives and on the intersection between community health needs and care delivery.

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Human Trafficking: What the Health Care System Can Do

Description: Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. Victims are subjected to force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of commercial sex or forced labor. Victims are children, teenagers, women and men. It is an issue globally and in the United States is increasingly being recognized as a public health problem.

Health care organizations and health care professionals can help victims of human trafficking by being alert to the problem and realizing patients they are treating may be victims. They can partner with public agencies and community organizations to raise awareness of the issue and to identify and help victims. They can also be aware of the “supply side” of human trafficking and avoid products – from electronics to chocolate – produced with slave labor. Finally, they can advocate for public policies that address human trafficking.

This session describes the overall problem of human trafficking and explores how health care organizations can and are addressing issues related to human trafficking in their institutions and communities.

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