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How Have Other Local Health Departments Positioned Themselves as Community Chief Health Strategists? (Part 1)

We hope you've been following our blog article series on public health as the community chief health strategist. If you read our recent blog article, "What is a Chief Health Strategist," then you may remember that we shared an example of a local health department that was taking on the role of chief health strategist [...]

How Does Champ Software Help Public Health Agencies Meet the 5 Goals of Public Health 3.0?

Public health practice is being enhanced and broadened as pioneering local public health departments shift focus to address social determinants of health (or upstream determinants of health), collaborate across non-traditional sectors, and embrace the role of the Chief Health Strategist. Both public health practice and policy are transforming to address changing population health challenges. This [...]

By |2018-09-11T16:38:32+00:00September 11th, 2018|Public Health 3.0|0 Comments

Why Should Your Health Department Fill the Chief Health Strategist Role?

If you've read our article, "What is a Chief Health Strategist?" then you may be wondering why your health department should fill the role of the chief health strategist for your community. The US Department of Health & Human Services has issued a challenge to public health workers, “Public health leaders should embrace the role [...]

What is a Chief Health Strategist?

Perhaps you’ve been surrounded lately by discussions about Healthy People 2020 or Public Health 3.0 and how your health department can achieve it.  Public health practice is being enhanced and broadened as pioneering local public health departments shift focus to address social determinants of health (or upstream determinants of health) and collaboration across non-traditional sectors, [...]

10 Basic Things You Need to Know About Public Health 3.0

If you're interested in learning a bit more about Public Health 3.0, you're not alone. While there are many health departments across the country already implementing the goals of Public Health 3.0, there are still many health departments who are unsure where to begin or may have never even heard the term. This article will [...]

By |2018-08-24T15:29:51+00:00August 24th, 2018|Blog Expert, Health Equity, Public Health 3.0|0 Comments

Addressing Root Causes: Trauma-Informed Practice (Part 2)

How to Employ Trauma-Informed Practice In Part 1 of this article, I shared about a webinar I attended on trauma-informed practice, hosted by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice out of the University of Washington titled, "Trauma-Informed Practice - A Rural Perspective". The presenter was Karolyn Holden, BSN, RN, Director of Grays Harbor County [...]

Addressing Root Causes: Trauma-Informed Practice (Part 1)

Our blog article entitled, "Public Health 3.0 or Public Health Modernization: What is it and What Does it Mean? (Part 2)" touched on ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences, and how public health departments can strategically head off poor health outcomes by addressing the root cause (such as addressing ACEs) early on. In March, I had [...]

Public Health 3.0 or Public Health Modernization: What is It and Why Does it Matter (Part 2 of 2)

Part 1 of this article introduced our interview with David W. Pluymers, Assistant Director of Rock County Health Department in Wisconsin. We asked David to expand on his presentation at the February 2018 Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB) Operations Conference and talk to us about Public Health Modernization and Public Health [...]

By |2018-08-08T12:33:14+00:00August 14th, 2018|Conference, Interview, Public Health 3.0|0 Comments

Public Health 3.0 or Public Health Modernization: What is It and Why Does it Matter (Part 1 of 2)

We recently attended the February Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards Operations Conference. The conference centered around the idea of public health modernization, and featured a keynote address by Rex D. Archer, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Kansas City, Missouri entitled, “The Future of Public Health: Strengthening Your Role as Your Community’s Chief Health Strategist.” [...]

By |2018-08-08T12:16:56+00:00August 9th, 2018|Conference, Interview, Public Health 3.0|0 Comments

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Upstream Intervention through Data Exchange

Quick Facts About the Opioid Crisis: In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the US 40% of those deaths involved a prescription opioid More than 46 people die each day from prescription opioid overdoses $504 billion was spent in 2015 to contain the crises (2.8% of 2015's GDP) We are indeed [...]