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SCH Introduction to the Systems Change Process Registration - Jackson, MS (DHPE-L1-16-0418)


When: April 18, 2016
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Jackson State University School of Public Health, Medical Mall
350 West Woodrow Wilson Blvd, Room 141
Jackson, Mississippi  39213
United States
Dr. Steve Owens

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Online registration is closed.

Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 AM.

Visit Systems Change for Health Introduction to the Systems Change Process for a description of this course.

Course formerly titled Shaping Policy for Health™ Introduction to the Policy Change Process

Session Agenda



8:30 AM

Registration and Networking

9:00 AM


· Welcome and introductory activities

· Review agenda and materials

Background and Context

· Changing policies, environments and systems

· Competency curricula

9:30 AM

Assessing and Framing the Problem

Health and social problems need defining and framing to encourage policy solutions. Root causes, evidence and framing in terms of stakeholder values are part of a successful definition.

10:10 AM

BREAK (15 minutes)

10:25 AM

Analyzing Potential Solutions

· How to choose among potential solutions to a problem?

· Stakeholder power analysis highlights acceptability and feasibility of solutions.

· Policy analysis techniques compare estimated impact across itemized criteria which can help to identify the solution(s) to pursue.

11:00 AM

Influencing the Systems Change Process

· Advocacy techniques are key to influencing the policy process.

· Successful planning uses both policy and media advocacy strategies/tactics.

11:50 AM

LUNCH (60 minutes) – Box Lunches and Presentation

Policy, Systems and Environmental Change Approaches – P4H Project

12:50 PM


· Brief orientation to message framing and media.

1:20 PM

BREAK (15 minutes)

1:35 PM

Implementing Enacted Policies

Once a policy is enacted, a government bureaucracy implements it (e.g., programs, regulations, rules, and budgets).

2:15 PM

Evaluating Systems Change Interventions

· Policy evaluation requires assessment of all campaign stages to provide rapid feedback.

· Capacity, process and outcome measures are needed.

2:45 PM


· Additional concepts and tools in Skill-Building workshop series.

· Review and feedback.

· Remarks by Dr. Steve Owens, DHPE Health Equity Director


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