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Systems Change Health Training Courses

Introduction to the Systems Change Process

  1. Assessing and Framing the Problem
  2. Analyzing Potential Solutions
  3. Influencing the Systems Change Process
  4. Implementing Enacted Policies
  5. Evaluating Systems Change Interventions

Online Attendee Group

Implementing Enacted Policies

Timeframe: Two-Days

Learning Objectives: By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze the authority granted in policy
  2. Identify planning components when influencing a policy
  3. Analyze rules and regulations
  4. Identify political games that can influence implementation

Background

Public health professionals are increasingly working on policy, systems and environmental solutions to health problems.  For example, local or state organizations may plan to reduce childhood obesity by changing school district policies related to physical activity and nutrition.  To effectively work on policy change, however, these professionals need to know how to implement newly enacted policies and procedures.

Workshop Description

During this 2-day interactive workshop, participants develop skills needed for implementing enacted policy. The workshop will draw from both theory and practitioner expertise to provide concepts, tools, and skill practice. Participants will learn about bureaucratic structure and function, and how to assess and monitor the authorities and procedures used by agencies during implementation. Participants learn to apply critical thinking skills to analyze rules and regulations. 

The workshop will rely on multiple learning styles including experiential activities (e.g., role play, small group exercises, individual reflection), as well as PowerPoint slides and written materials.  Emphasis will be on exploring the concepts and practicing techniques.  Facilitators will guide the small group activities and ensure that participants learn from the collective skills and experience present at the training.  

Target Audience

Public health professionals from state and local agencies, including:  division managers; health promotion, health education and environmental health staff; clinical staff managing non-clinical programs; and key partners collaborating on policy, environmental, or systems change initiatives.  For partner organizations and groups who will be engaging with administrative procedures, rules, regulations, and systems.  

Relevance and Usefulness

Participants will gain a better understanding of how to influence bureaucratic agencies implementing policy and environmental changes.  After learning new concepts and practicing techniques, participants will have enhanced their ability to influence administrative implementation – an important step in the public health Essential Service of developing health-supportive policy.  The workshop introduces learners to four of the 21 specialized competencies promoted by the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (www.dhpe.org), and provides information relevant to the CHES competency on advocacy.

DHPE is approved as a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH), Category I in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). This course is approved for 12 CECH (12 of 12 are advanced-level MCHES).

Session Agenda

Day 1 – Obesity Course

Time

Activity

8:30

Registration and Networking

9:00
(30 min)

Opening

  • Welcome and introductory activities
  • Review agenda and materials

9:30
(15 min)

Reflections on “Bureaucracy”

  • Discussion based on quotes

9:45
(30 min)

Background and Context

  • Changing policies, environments and systems
  • Competency curricula

10:15
(15 min)

Policy and Implementation

  • Brief review of policy terminology, codification, and content assessment

10:30

Break

10:45
(75 min)

Plan for Implementation:  Part A – Authority to Implement

  • Authority, discretion and control

12:00

LUNCH

1:15
(75 min)

Plan for Implementation:  Part B – Structures of Implementation

  • Government agencies and structures for implementing policy

2:30

Break

2:45
(90 min)

Rules and Regulations

  • Defining and reviewing rules and regulations
  • Case examples

4:15

Closing

  • Review and feedback

4:30

END


Day 2 – Obesity Course

Time

Activity

8:30

Registration and Networking

9:00
(45 min)

Opening

  • Review from Day 1
  • Review agenda and materials for Day 2

9:45
(30 min)

Politics of Implementation

  • (Part 1) Preemption

10:15

Break

10:30
(55 min)

Politics of  Implementation

  • (Part 2) Sources of control, and political games

11:25
(25 min)

Planning for Implementation

  • Implementation components

11:50

LUNCH

1:00
(25 min)

CASE WORK

  • (Part1) Introducing the case

1:25
(70 min)

CASE WORK

  • (Part 2)  The Regulation

2:35

Break

2:50
(10 min)

CASE WORK

  • (Part 3)  Navigating the politics

3:00
(45 min)

CASE WORK

  • (Part 4)  Planning for implementation

3:45
(5 min)

CASE WORK

  • (Part 5)  Epilogue

3:50
(25 min)

Influencing Implementation

  • Additional considerations when influencing the process

4:15
(15 min)

Closing

  • Review discussions
  • Feedback

4:30

END


Day 1 – Tobacco Course

Time

Activity

8:30

Registration and Networking

9:00
(30 min)

Opening

  • Welcome and introductory activities
  • Review agenda and materials

9:30
(15 min)

Reflections on “Bureaucracy”

  • Discussion based on quotes

9:45
(30 min)

Background and Context

  • Changing policies, environments and systems
  • Competency curricula

10:15
(15 min)

Policy and Implementation

  • Brief review of policy terminology, codification, and content assessment

10:30

Break

10:45
(75 min)

Plan for Implementation:  Part A – Authority to Implement

  • Authority, discretion and control

12:00

LUNCH

1:15
(75 min)

Plan for Implementation:  Part B – Structures of Implementation

  • Government agencies and structures for implementing policy

2:30

Break

2:45
(90 min)

Rules and Regulations

  • Defining and reviewing rules and regulations
  • Case examples

4:15

Closing

  • Review and feedback

4:30

END


Day 2 – Tobacco Course

Time

Activity

8:30

Registration and Networking

9:00
(45 min)

Opening

  • Review from Day 1
  • Review agenda and materials for Day 2

9:45
(30 min)

Politics of Implementation

  • (Part 1) Preemption

10:15

Break

10:30
(55 min)

Politics of  Implementation

  • (Part 2) Sources of control, and political games

11:25
(25 min)

Planning for Implementation

  • Implementation components

11:50

LUNCH - 70 minutes

1:00
(30 min)

CASE WORK

  • (Part1) Introducing the case

1:30
(75 min)

CASE WORK

  • (Part 2)  The Regulation

2:45

Break

3:00
(5 min)

CASE WORK

  • (Part 3)  Navigating the politics

3:05
(40 min)

CASE WORK

  • (Part 4)  Planning for implementation

3:45
(5 min)

CASE WORK

  • (Part 5)  Epilogue

3:50
(25 min)

Influencing Implementation

  • Additional considerations when influencing the process

4:15
(15 min)

Closing

  • Review discussions
  • Feedback

4:30

END

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