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Webinar: Innovating a Teaching Health Department
September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Academic health department (AHD) partnerships – formal partnerships between health departments and academic institutions – have the potential to enhance the capacity of the organizations involved and offer a variety of benefits. Nationwide, health departments are experiencing reductions in funding, personnel, and essential services while at the same time seeing their responsibilities shift from that of care provider to chief health strategist. Public Health 3.0 is calling on health departments to become health strategists, to apply new skills and leverage new partnerships in spite of years of steady declines in funding. These factors create a growing requirement for specialized, culturally competent personnel who understand the value and importance of working in multi-sectoral collaborations to address all areas of health, health equity, and trauma-informed care. The rapidly changing landscape of public health requires the best academic and non-academic preparation for tomorrow’s leaders.
Join the Public Health Foundation (PHF) and Boone County (IL) Health Department (BCHD) on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 2-3pm EDT for the next event in the Academic Health Department (AHD) Webinar Series, Innovating a Teaching Health Department.
BCHD formed its AHD partnership to achieve familiar goals – to expand capacity despite limited funding and meet the challenge of growing needs. You will hear perspectives, lessons learned, and best practices from the Public Health Administrator involved in this successful AHD partnership program and a Project Coordinator for the Boone County Healthy Work Initiative. This webinar is open to all, but registration is required.
Visit the PHF website to learn more about this event and register.