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Community Health Transformation Institute

Are you finding it difficult to apply policy, systems and environmental approaches to your work to achieve positive health outcomes?

Could you benefit from seeing real-life examples of community engagement in action? Do you prefer learning while doing?

If so, consider registering to be part of the first-ever Community Health Transformation Institute at the National Health Outreach Conference.

What is the Community Health Transformation Institute?

It’s a two-day intensive skill-building track, which runs parallel to the first two days of the National Health Outreach Conference. Attending institute offerings will advance participants’ critical skills to kick start policy, systems, and environmental changes for improved community health.

National experts will contribute to this concentrated participatory cohort learning experience. Community site visits in the Twin Cities metro area will offer participants opportunities for real-world application and action.

Highlights of the Community Health Transformation Institute skill-building track include:

Additional benefits of participating in the institute include:

YOU can become a member of the first-ever Community Health Transformation Institute at the 2018 National Health Outreach Conference!

Important details

Note: Institute participants will not miss out on key National Health Outreach Conference events, including keynote addresses, the Priester Award luncheon, or the poster session and reception.

Session Descriptions

Cultivating Co-creation as a Practice Through Working Out Loud
Bob Bertsch, North Dakota State University
Karen Jeannette, Military Families Learning Network
Karen Shirer, University of Minnesota Extension
Jessica Beckendorf, University of Minnesota Extension

This interactive workshop will help you learn how a Working Out Loud (WOL) model can bring people together with a shared passion and encourage them toward collective action. You'll hear stories about how WOL is being used for employee on-boarding, building relationships within issue teams, and collective action network building.

Nuts & Bolts Guide to County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
Karen Odegaard, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
Aliana Havrilla, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

This introductory session on County Health Rankings & Roadmaps connects participants to tools that will support them in using data and evidence to establish outcomes and activities to build a culture of health. Participants will explore how they can address health broadly to strengthen or amplify efforts already underway.

The Dunedin Health Action Team: Creating Sustainable Community Change Through Resident Engagement
Laura Perdue, University of Minnesota Extension
Melissa Horning, University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Tashira Britton, St Paul Public Housing Agency
Ann Tranvik, St Paul Public Housing Agency
Betsy Christensen, St Paul Public Housing Agency

This visit will provide an overview of a partnership between St. Paul Public Housing (PHA), the University of Minnesota, and Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health to explore opportunities to improve the health of PHA residents through sustainable, resident-driven educational opportunities and PSE interventions, with a focus on community engagement strategies.

Community Coalition Coaching
Kathryn Staats, UW-Extension

Coalition coaching serves as a promising model for Extension professionals who are involved in coalitions that support multi-level community health initiatives. The University of Wisconsin-Extension has expanded the use of community coaching to support impactful policy, systems, and environmental work being done by local educators involved in coalitions.

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