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Essential Service #5 - Develop policies & plans that support individual & community health efforts


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 5.1 Role in Laboratory Related Policy Making 83.5%
- SPH Laboratory and system partners contribute their expertise and resources to inform and influence policy
- Policies and plans are informed by science and data
Indicator 5.2 Partnerships in Public Health Planning 67%
- The SPH Laboratory System obtains input from diverse partners and constituencies to develop new policies and plans and modify existing ones
- SPH Laboratory System issues are represented in state-level plans and policies
Indicator 5.3 Dissemination & Evaluation 67%
- Plans and policies are widely disseminated to inform members of the SPH Laboratory System, other stakeholders and the public
- Plans and policies are routinely evaluated and updated

    Next Steps for Action, Essential Service #5:
  1. Improve translation of lab data for public consumption
  2. Work to promote the image of the laboratory system; a lab spokesperson
  3. Establish routine way to continue gathering input from partners and the public (immediate)
  4. Educating system stakeholders about how they can get involved in making policy (medium)
  5. Identify what can be done to focus on improving input from smaller labs (low)
  6. Improve presenting data to promote the relevance of data (high)


Updated Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 08:26AM