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Essential Service #4 - Mobilize community partnerships to identify & solve health problems


Key = Optimal Activity = Significant Activity = Moderate Activity = Minimal Activity = No Activity

ES #1 ES #2 ES #3 ES #4 ES #5 ES #6 ES #7 ES #8 ES #9 ES #10

Indicator 4.1 Constituency Development 67%
- Partners in the SPH Laboratory System develop and maintain positive relationships with each other and with other key organizations
Indicator 4.2 Communication 67%
- The SPH Laboratory System communication plan is fully integrated with partners’ and collaborators’ communication plans
- The SPH Laboratory System communicates effectively in a regular, timely, accurate way to support collaboration
Indicator 4.3 Education 67%
- SPH Laboratory System works together to share existing resources and/or to identify new resources (e.g. funding, personnel, tools) to assist in identifying and solving health issuess

    Next Steps for Action, Essential Service #4:
  1. Formalize the system (high)
  2. Create a system road map for internal/external systems to show stakeholder roles and partnership needs. Map current system and ideal system to identify and address gaps (high)
  3. Assure senior level management meetings to convey information at all levels (high)
  4. Once system is formalized, ensure communication and actions/active participation in system (high)
  5. Improve the communication system to relay and communicate to all parts of the system’s response. There are current effective communication models in action that might be incorporated in other areas (e.g. Emergency Preparedness and the epidemiology sections)
  6. Improve communication plans and information with the number and types of stakeholders and the current systems that exist (e.g. MLS and Health alert)
  7. Formalize the process for conducting business (between agencies or systems)
  8. Ensure that system communication goes in both directions (e.g. press releases are beneficial; also offer technical and timely communication to stakeholders/scientific community)
  9. Formalize the communication system to promote or model the relationships between stakeholders and how they are specifically involved (i.e. sitting at the table versus driving the response). Identify gaps within the system and make sure it is not who you know but the role or the service to contact (high)
  10. Take an inventory of communication channels and determine the lab system as it relates to other systems vs. the PHL system in general and roadmap the stakeholders and their current communication vehicles (high)
  11. Collaborate with lab and other information sources
  12. Evaluate the system to ensure it is timely and effective and working for all stakeholder categories (high)
  13. Increase sharing resources with “for” and “non” profits
  14. Increase participation within stakeholder relationships by building on the lack of access to resources.
  15. Develop cooperative grants and evaluate needs w/n system


Updated Tuesday, 22-Nov-2011 08:26:58 CST