Community Power & Public Health: A Webinar
As part of our work to grow the field of practice linking community agency and health, we’ve been looking at what it might take for public health to adopt strategies that strengthen a community’s collective ability to make purposeful choices — its ‘agency’ — as a way to improve population health.
How public health currently understands the link between community power and health
What barriers proponents of community power have faced when trying to embrace it for population health, and how those barriers were overcome
How proponents of community power have messaged their work with different audiences
How people in public health consume information
And how organizations change, including the role of information
We did this by speaking with proponents of power building in California, Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. We also reviewed the websites of 83 organizations in public health and community organizing, 32 reports of work that bridged power building and public health, and 17 reports examining how organizations change.
Join us on a webinar at which we’ll share what we learned.
Date: Tuesday December 4th, 2018
Time: 9am Pacific; 10am Mountain; 11am Central; 12pm Eastern; 5pm GMT
Duration: 90 minutes
Title: Community Power & Public Health
Dr Pritpal S Tamber, Bridging Health & Community
Lori Peterson, Collaborative Consulting
Welcome by Rachel Poulain, The California Endowment
If you work in public health or community organizing, this webinar will provide an invaluable look at how the two fields can come together, including the realities of the challenge.
About The Presenting Organizations
Bridging Health & Community is a Seattle-based nonprofit that seeks to generate and share practice-based knowledge on what it takes for health care to genuinely partner with communities. Its work is informed by 12 Principles gleaned from the work of the many practitioners within the Creating Health Collaborative, an international group working on the basis of how people make sense of their lives, including their health.
Collaborative Consulting is a specialist consultancy at the heart of medical-social integration, working with leaders to design, implement and sustain cross-sector partnerships as a strategy to improve the system of health and healthcare.
The California Endowment launched a 10-year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative in 2010 called Building Healthy Communities (BHC) designed to advance statewide policy, change the narrative, and build people power to transform 14 of California’s communities most devastated by health and racial inequities into places where all people have an opportunity to thrive.