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June 30, 2021 Western Pacific Publication

Collective Impact Approaches to Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing in a Regional Township: Learnings for Integrated Care

This Perspective Paper explores the challenges of implementing local initiatives guided by the tenets of the Collective Impact (CI) approach. As such, it draws implications of CI for integrated health and social care efforts to improve and sustain health and social outcomes within a community-wide context, based on our efforts to deploy a CI intervention in the regional town of Muswellbrook, New South Wales (NSW) Australia.

A program of health and wellbeing activities providing mental health and wellness messages and activities was implemented in the township over 2 years by the Family Action Centre (FAC), University of Newcastle, Australia. A key takeaway was the importance of authentic community engagement and active involvement as opposed to mere consultation.

Jan. 21, 2021

Developing family medicine and primary care worldwide through global collaboration and co-learning

The COVID-19 pandemic represents one of the rare health emergencies that all humans on our planet have experienced simultaneously.   Global news feeds provide us with near instantaneous updates regarding case numbers and disease impacts that not only affect our immediate community, but also other communities and contexts worldwide.  In this sense, COVID-19 has truly highlighted our experience as global citizens.

Primary care (in its various global iterations, such as family medicine and general practice) is increasingly recognized as a keystone for improving health outcomes worldwide.  Most certainly, we are beginning to see the converse impact that the pandemic has had on the practice of primary care.  Earlier this year the Canadian Family Physician blog highlighted this experience through a podcast series developed by Dr. Christine Gibson with the support of the Besrour Centre for Global Family Medicine.  Representing family physicians and primary care educators from 11 countries, these podcast narratives ...

Oct. 20, 2020 Africa Publication

Why communities must be at the centre of the Coronavirus disease 2019 response: Lessons from Ebola and human immunodeficiency virus in Africa

As the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has spread globally, with no effective treatment or vaccine yet available, governments in many countries have put in place social interventions to control the outbreak. Communities are complex and only their members can inform public health experts about their lived realities, the community’s understanding of the outbreak and what will work locally to reduce transmission. 

Sept. 21, 2020 Africa Publication

Community engagement for successful COVID-19 pandemic response: 10 lessons from Ebola outbreak responses in Africa

During public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency of International Concern, communities are often poorly involved in the planning and implementation of interventions, yet their commitment is fundamental to control outbreaks. Given the experience of responding to Ebola epidemics in Africa, it is imperative that communities must be accountable to the response to COVID-19. Health actors and authorities must co-construct solutions to address COVID-19 with community leaders and communities. 

Nov. 25, 2019 Europe Publication

Government leadership that supports community-lead integrated care: An analysis of advances and missteps

Integrated care that substantively impacts population health as well as provides quality care requires buy-in, engagement and commitment over time by a plethora of  government and community groups. There is considerable evidence of the complexity of care models that work such that long term commitment is required to truly impact health. These days, beyond work opportunities, most municipal government and community leaders realise that good quality health services are critical to retaining and recruiting residents, especially noteworthy as an issue in rural communities.  How do places manage bottom-up, top-down tensions as politics and control issues intervene across differrent levels of government? What sort of governmental leadership inspires community engagement versus chronic frustration?

Oct. 27, 2016 Global Publication

Developing a Patient-Centered Benefit-Risk Survey: A Community-Engaged Process

The Objectives

The objective of this article is to provide a community-engaged process to inform the design of a stated-preferences experiment. The process involved integrating patients and caregivers of people with Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy, advocates, clinicians, and the sponsor in conceptualizing and developing a benefit-risk survey on the basis of phase III trial results.

Methods

Our community-engagement process for the development of a stated-preference survey included a set of five guiding principles with a foundation in the principles of community-engaged research. Engagement efforts were carried out through an informal network of three committees. Members of the leadership, stakeholder, and review committees comprised patients, caregivers, clinicians, advocacy leadership, and industry representatives.

Results

Committee members participated in 15 hours of formal engagement including interviews and conference calls that ranged from 45 to 90 minutes, plus additional less-formal ad hoc communication. Committees comprised 20 individuals across three committees including adults with DMD ...

Sept. 14, 2016 Americas Publication

Think Big: A Los Angeles Initiative Sees Youth as Community Leaders

Bringing Public Health and Primary Care Together: The Practical Playbook National Meeting was held in May 2016. The meeting was a milestone event towards advancing robust collaborations that improve population health.

One highlight of the meeting was interviewing community collaborations funded by The BUILD Health Challenge. The BUILD Health Challenge is a national awards program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy.

 

Video Overview

Youth-Driven Healthy South Los Angeles (YDHLA) focuses on the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Central Alameda and South Central. These neighborhoods have extremely limited access to healthy foods and are surrounded by polluted, vacant city land. Social, economic, and environmental factors have contributed to high levels of obesity, diabetes, and other cardiovascular complications. ?

 

About the Practical Playbook National Meeting

Key stakeholders from across sectors – representing professional associations, community organizations, government agencies and academic institutions – and across the ...

Sept. 14, 2016 Americas Multimedia

Think Big: A Los Angeles Initiative Sees Youth as Community Leaders

Bringing Public Health and Primary Care Together: The Practical Playbook National Meeting was held in May 2016. The meeting was a milestone event towards advancing robust collaborations that improve population health.

One highlight of the meeting was interviewing community collaborations funded by The BUILD Health Challenge. The BUILD Health Challenge is a national awards program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy.

 

 

Video Overview

Youth-Driven Healthy South Los Angeles (YDHLA) focuses on the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Central Alameda and South Central. These neighborhoods have extremely limited access to healthy foods and are surrounded by polluted, vacant city land. Social, economic, and environmental factors have contributed to high levels of obesity, diabetes, and other cardiovascular complications. ?

 

About the Practical Playbook National Meeting

Key stakeholders from across sectors – representing professional associations, community organizations, government agencies and academic institutions – and across the ...

Sept. 14, 2016 Americas Publication

Generate a New Conversation: Healthy Homes in Iowa Shares Goals with Housing and Healthcare Providers

Bringing Public Health and Primary Care Together: The Practical Playbook National Meeting was held in May 2016. The meeting was a milestone event towards advancing robust collaborations that improve population health.

One highlight of the meeting was interviewing community collaborations funded by The BUILD Health Challenge. The BUILD Health Challenge is a national awards program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy.

Video Overview

Healthy Homes Des Moines is working to prevent and manage pediatric asthma caused by deteriorating homes, below standard HVAC systems, and pests. In these case, the key health problem is the condition of the housing.

 

 

About the Practical Playbook National Meeting

Key stakeholders from across sectors – representing professional associations, community organizations, government agencies and academic institutions – and across the country came together at the Practical Playbook National Meeting to help catalyze a national movement, accelerate collaborations ...

Sept. 14, 2016 Americas Multimedia

Generate a New Conversation: Healthy Homes in Iowa Shares Goals with Housing and Healthcare Providers

Bringing Public Health and Primary Care Together: The Practical Playbook National Meeting was held in May 2016. The meeting was a milestone event towards advancing robust collaborations that improve population health.

One highlight of the meeting was interviewing community collaborations funded by The BUILD Health Challenge. The BUILD Health Challenge is a national awards program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy.

 

Video Overview

Healthy Homes Des Moines is working to prevent and manage pediatric asthma caused by deteriorating homes, below standard HVAC systems, and pests. In these case, the key health problem is the condition of the housing.

 

 

About the Practical Playbook National Meeting

Key stakeholders from across sectors – representing professional associations, community organizations, government agencies and academic institutions – and across the country came together at the Practical Playbook National Meeting to help catalyze a national movement, accelerate collaborations ...

Sept. 14, 2016 Americas Publication

Create Space & Place for Community Voice: East Denver Neighborhoods Build a Plan

Bringing Public Health and Primary Care Together: The Practical Playbook National Meeting was held in May 2016. The meeting was a milestone event towards advancing robust collaborations that improve population health.

One highlight of the meeting was interviewing community collaborations funded by The BUILD Health Challenge. The BUILD Health Challenge is a national awards program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy.

Overview

We know that every young child and family in East Denver has the potential to thrive, but not every family has the same starting place. East5ide Unified is committed to establishing a community-driven, community-led effort to develop an East5ide Unified Action Plan designed to level the playing field for young children before they start school. We are focused on children in five neighborhoods in East Denver: Cole, Clayton, Five Points, Whittier and Skyland.

 

About the Practical Playbook ...

Sept. 14, 2016 Americas Multimedia

Create Space & Place for Community Voice: East Denver Neighborhoods Build a Plan

Bringing Public Health and Primary Care Together: The Practical Playbook National Meeting was held in May 2016. The meeting was a milestone event towards advancing robust collaborations that improve population health.

One highlight of the meeting was interviewing community collaborations funded by The BUILD Health Challenge. The BUILD Health Challenge is a national awards program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy.

Overview

We know that every young child and family in East Denver has the potential to thrive, but not every family has the same starting place. East5ide Unified is committed to establishing a community-driven, community-led effort to develop an East5ide Unified Action Plan designed to level the playing field for young children before they start school. We are focused on children in five neighborhoods in East Denver: Cole, Clayton, Five Points, Whittier and Skyland.

 

About the Practical Playbook ...

March 2, 2016 Global Publication

Engaging youth in communities: a framework for promoting adolescent and community health

Health researchers and practitioners increasingly recognise the important role communities play in shaping individual health. Health researchers recognise the role of community factors as causes or determinants of health problems; use community-based methods for understanding complex health issues; and design community-level health solutions. In this commentary, we propose a fourth way to think about the role of communities in individual health by arguing that the community engagement process itself has implications for individual health and strong communities. This topic is especially important during adolescence, a developmental window of opportunity during which individuals need meaningful opportunities to contribute to the world around them.