Featured Training, Technical Assistance, and Consulting Work
Technical Assistance for National Awardees of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI was among a small number of organizations selected to provide technical assistance to federal awardees for chronic disease prevention by the CDC. PI’s support was tailored to each awardee community to implement its equity-oriented prevention plans. PI offered keynote presentations; skill building sessions about coalition building and local policy development; and strategies for healthy food and activity environments. PI also provided consulting to CDC REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) awardees, such as the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan. The goal of the Inter-Tribal Council project was to strengthen the capacity of seven tribes and agencies to implement evidence-based strategies to increase smoke-free environments, advance physical activity opportunities, and create patient panels. PI conducted in-depth interviews, produced profiles that highlighted strategies for advancing chronic disease prevention, and conducted a follow-up training about the community determinants of health.
Designing and Facilitating Communities of Practice
PI designs and facilitates communities of practice that bring together groups from diverse communities, identities, and systems to develop effective strategies for policy and systems change. For example, through the Intersections Initiative, PI partners with the St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund on an initiative meant to demonstrate how healthcare systems can go into the community to address the underlying causes of illness and injury. Through Intersections, PI supports seven California-based community collaboratives, each of which includes a community benefit partner from the local Providence St. Joseph hospital. PI also facilitates Making Connections for Mental Health Among Men and Boys, a partnership with The Movember Foundation and 14 communities across the country that promote the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys of color, military service members, and veterans.
Health Exchange Academy Training “Primary Prevention for Change”
As part of a capacity-building training series, PI developed training modules that introduce key tools and frameworks to identify community issues and opportunities and develop ways to address these using the assets unique to each community. Using our THRIVE, Spectrum of Prevention, and Collaboration Multiplier tools, PI delivered trainings and workshops to over 2,000 participants and informed community health improvement plans, health department strategic plans, and other key community plans.
Supporting the Development of Accountable Communities for Health
PI engaged in a year-long qualitative research process to inform the development and application of the Accountable Communities for Health model in Vermont. PI examined five national sites engaged in activities aligned with ACH principles, then studied six existing efforts in Vermont that could form the basis of an ACH. The findings are of value to any state or locality interested in learning more about the Accountable Community for Health model.