A 4-part webinar series co-sponsored by the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). CDC’s Public Health Approach to Disability This first webinar focused on CDC’s public health approach to disability and will provide a brief history of epidemiology. Panelists will discuss the impact of… Read More »»
Promoting Health and Preventing Disease for People with Disabilities: The Unique Role of the Division of Human Development and Disability, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Episode 1)
The best way of ensuring access and integration for people with disabilities is involving people with disabilities in early conversations that matter, according to Theresa Paeglow, program manager, Disability and Health Program, New York State Department of Health. In that way, the needs of people with disabilities are built into program design and implementation, rather… Read More »»
Promoting health, quality of life, and participation of persons with disabilities is a relatively recent development in public health. Its brief history reflects three distinct public health perspectives toward disability—a traditional approach that focuses on preventing disability, a contemporary approach that regards disability as a minority group experiencing disparities relative to people without disabilities, and an… Read More »»
Paralysis Task Force convened by the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Format Public Health Action Plan In 2004, the Paralysis Task Force met to develop a Public Health Action Plan for Paralysis, a draft of which was released for review by Task Force members. Some… Read More »»
Collaborative partnerships at the state level: promoting systems changes in public health infrastructure.
Reforms in the public health infrastructure such as those called for in recent Institute of Medicine reports require stakeholder engagement on different levels than traditional grass-roots community work. The Turning Point Initiative, funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, involves 21 state-wide partnerships established for systems change and focused in specific areas of public health… Read More »»
The complexity of mobilizing and managing systems-wide public health responses has prompted Turning Point’s Performance Management National Excellence Collaborative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to develop a conceptual framework for performance management in public health. The framework has four integrated parts: (1) performance standards, (2) performance measures, (3) reporting of progress, and (4)… Read More »»
The Robert Wood Johnson and W.K. Kellogg Foundations created the Turning Point initiative to transform and strengthen the public health infrastructure. This study examined 135 public health system changes for their links to multiple sector collaborative engagement, essential public health services, health outcomes, and infrastructure building strategies. An on-line documentation system developed by the University… Read More »»
Innovations in collaboration for the public’s health through the Turning Point Initiative: the W.K. Kellogg Foundation perspective.
The need for a more integrated public health system led the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to establish Turning Point (TP): Collaborating for a New Century in Public Health, with a goal of transforming and strengthening the current public health infrastructure. WKKF partners with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the National Association of County and City… Read More »»