Technical Assistance: Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition

Being committed to improving the health across the state of Louisiana, the Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition seeks to reflect the diversity of the Pelican State in the work they do.  Each of the coalitions comprising LHCC pursue different goals depending on where they are in the state.  LHCC two major goals include (1) improving Louisiana’s Health Rankings and (2) increasing the community’s awareness and knowledge on improving health.  My team and I [CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA)] have been working with Teresa Bishop to provide a four-part webinar series tailored to the needs of LHCC’s regional coalition leaders.

After a series of planning meetings and conversations with Mack Giancola; the Comprehensive Cancer Manager of the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Program and the Statewide Co-Chair of the LHCC; I was able to better understand how GHEA could provide specific technical assistance to support the regional coalitions’ goals in advancing the health of their communities.  Reconciling their capacity building needs with the services we provide and Bishop’s area of expertise, she and I were able to develop a four-part webinar series focused on increasing the regional coalitions’ capacity to effect change.  Bishop, A CADCA Master Coalition Trainer and Executive Director and Treasure Hunter of the Roundtable of St. Lucie County Florida, is familiar with Louisiana’s public health landscape and is a great fit to offer the regional coalition leaders guidance.

Click the link below to download the slides related to the LHCC training.

Part 1 of 4Community Needs Assessment – Defining the Community & Community History

  • Discuss community engagement in the assessment and improvement of health outcomes.
  • Define and describe the communities to be mobilized and involved in the improvement of health outcomes
  • Consider the importance of community history in planning for improvement of health outcomes

Part 2 of 4Community Needs Assessment – Question Driven Approach & Resource Assessment

  • Discuss the types of data needed to frame and establish measurable objectives for improvement of health outcomes.
  • Describe how to use the “question driven” approach to guide community level data collection and problem solving.
  • Discuss and identify resources that can be leveraged for improvement of health outcomes

Part 3 of 4Prioritizing Public Health Issues – Problem Analysis

  • Discuss the goals for conducting a problem analysis
  • Utilize the “but why” technique for analyzing social problems
  • Discuss the criteria for establishing community health priorities for action

Part 4 of 4:  Comprehensive Strategies – Engaging Community Stakeholders in Selection and Implementation (Currently in the planning stages)

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