Public Health 3.0, is a national model and major upgrade in public health practice to emphasize cross-sectoral environmental, policy, and systems-level actions that directly affect the social determinants of health and advance health equity. A forum is planned to focus on how the Illinois public health system can integrate the recommendations and components from Public Health 3.0. In Illinois, many communities have already developed community partnerships and 11 Illinois local health departments and the state health department have achieved national public health accreditation.
1. Describe the local health department role of Chief Health Strategist to address social determinants of health, assess how you are fulfilling this role and create plans to advance your health department in this role
2. Identify effective engagement and partnership strategies to collectively address one or more social determinants of health
3. Understand best practices for local cross-sectoral data sharing
4. Identify at least one new innovative funding strategy
5. Identify opportunities to better align with Public Health 3.0 principles through accreditation related standards and improvements
May 2nd will be targeted to staff from Illinois governmental public health agencies to explore the role of chief health strategist and engage in interactive self-assessment and planning activities to advance their health department in this role. Local health departments are encouraged to invite their key community health partners, including hospitals and other healthcare providers, to join them on May 3rd to explore opportunities to partner in addressing the social determinants of health, identify and engage in cross-sector data sharing, look at innovative funding models and apply quality improvement strategies to advance their work.
Continuing Education Credits
An application is pending with the IDHS/DDD, as licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to sponsor continuing education units (CEUs) for training events, to offer up to 12 CEUs for the following licensed attendees: Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
The Illinois Public Health Association is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. This program is a designated event for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) Category I CECH up to 12 hours.
Each person seeking continuing education credits is required to complete an online evaluation within 30 days in order to be eligible for their certificate. Certificates will be e-mailed within 90 days after the conclusion of the conference to participants who have completed an evaluation.