Hey CropMobsters. Here is an e-learning course that is IDEAL for people working on food system transformation (or other similarly complex, long-term, cross-sector collaborative efforts). There is a limited-time version of the course that is available until the end of May. You can access the course on the Thinkific portal here. It just takes a minute to set up an account, and then sign up for the course on “Overview on Managing Community Health Improvement Strategies.” The list price is $95, but you can take the course for free during May. Click on the button that says “Buy $95,” create your log-in, and then click on the link to use a coupon code (just above the Paypal button). Use the coupon code cja2019 for a 100% discount when you check out, and you won’t need to put in any payment information.
Course Description for Overview on Managing Community Health Improvement Strategies Training by Bill Barberg, President & Founder of InsightFormation, Inc.
This 90-minute course introduces and explains key concepts, tools, and techniques for developing and implementing multi-stakeholder strategies to address complex challenges related to health and Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). This overview course includes 14 modules that have videos ranging from 3 to 7 minutes each, followed by questions to reinforce and confirm learning. The course starts by emphasizing the importance of strategic skills and having he right techniques and tools to develop and implement strategies for complex issues like those typically prioritized for a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Participants are introduced to strategy maps, a highly effective tool for creating and implementing strategies—especially for a process where strategies are co-created by members of a coalition over time. The course provides a solid introduction to the OMTA structure for strategies (Objectives, Measures, Targets and Actions). The course explains how this structure helps to build consensus, tame complexity, improve teamwork, and create streamlined monitoring of actions by different team members. The course includes specific examples of how to use strategy maps, and it shows how developing a strategy using a strategy map reinforces system thinking, collaborative problem solving and improved use of existing resources. It also provides guidance for developing measures, targets and action plans. People taking this course will learn how to develop sustainable strategies that align and engage community partners in on-going implementation of plans that accomplish more than the organizations could accomplish if working independently. The course teaches how to move beyond typical SMART objective statements that work for evaluation and use the powerful OMTA model for more effective management of strategy implementation. Target Audience: This overview course is designed for the following individuals:
- People involved with leading or supporting coalitions addressing health issues or social determinants of health;
- People in leadership roles of organizations actively involved in developing and managing the implementation of a collaborative strategy such as community-based organizations;
- Public health professionals or students;
- Population health leaders and staff in healthcare providers seeking to better collaborate with community organizations to improve prevention, reduce readmissions, and improve outcomes;
- Consultants or those providing technical assistance for collective impact or community strategies;
- Government or philanthropic organizations funding efforts to improve community health or address social determinants of health.
The overview course is also a solid introduction of the concepts covered in the more detailed mastery course for this topic, and it is the first module of that larger course. Contact for details.