Communities Joined in Action (CJA) is a private, non-profit membership organization committed to improving health, improving access, and eliminating disparities in their communities. CJA’s mission is to mobilize and assist these community health collaboratives to assure better health for all people at less cost. The 2018 CJA Conference Making Connections: Optimizing Health for All was held February 14-16th with the goal to give participants the opportunity to connect with community leaders, coalitions, healthcare organizations, health systems, funders, and policymakers who are working toward better health for everyone. Breakout session powerpoints are supposed to be available on the website by Feb 28th.
It was very exciting to see a strong representation of people from North Carolina as presenters and participants!
A Big Congratulations to NC Presenters!
- Sarah Weller Pegna, Chatham Health Alliance and Zach King, LiveWell Catawba- Harnessing Clinical-Community Partnerships to Increasing Patient Physical Activity: Implementing Exercise is Medicine in Two North Carolina Communities
- Donyel Barber, Gaston Family Health Services, and Abigail Newton, Department of Health and Human Services- Engaging Communities to Collect and Disseminated Data
- Sherry Hay, UNC Family Medicine and Tim Smith, Carolina HealthNet-FM- “Get Covered Carolina:” A Partnership to Navigate Change in Healthcare Law.
- Weyling White, Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center and Shelisa Howard-Martinez, Care Share Health Alliance- TRIP (Transporting Residents with Innovative Practices) Case Study-Collaborating Locally to Improve Transportation Access in Two Rural Communities
- Andrea Radford, Care Share Health Alliance and Rebecca Palmer, Care Ring-Documenting Collaborative Networks as Community Connectors- Network Clients & Social Determinants of Health
- Megan Bolejack, Care Share Health Alliance and Gini Knight, Center for Environmental Farming Systems- Making Multi-Sectoral Teams Work: Policies, Procedures, and Tools for Success
- Josie Williams and Brett Byerly Greensboro Housing Coalition- Collaborative Cottage Grove: Aligning Health and Housing
- Erin Hultgren, Gaston Family Health Services Inc and Jennifer McCracken, Catawba County Public Health Department- Improving Our FOCUS: How Community Health Improvements Lead to Increased Hepatitis C Screenings and Further Linkage to Care
- Tim Schwantes, Active Living By Design and Annie Martinie- Danville Regional Foundation, Building a Healthy Dan River Region by Addressing Health Disparities
- Donna Elliott, Health Net Gaston, Donyel Barber, Community Centered Health, Shemekka Ebony, Community Champion Steward -100 Million Healthier Lives-Raleigh (and others)- Plenary Panel: Power Dynamics and Community Engagement: A Frank Conversation
100 Hundred Million Healthier Lives: a worldwide movement of change agents pursuing an unprecedented result- 100 million people living healthier lives by 2020. Join the movement for free to have access to online community, resources, map of the movement, bright spot stories and more! www.100mlives.org
All In: Data for Community Health is a nationwide learning collaborative that helps communities build capacity to address the social determinants of health through multi-sector data sharing collaborations. They coordinate formal and informal technical assistance for communities, foster dialogue across sites, and cultivate peer-to-peer learning activities for those tackling common challenges or with similar population improvement goals. http://www.allindata.org/
Fhases: provides software solutions and consulting services to support non-profit and safety net organizations in the achievement of their goals. http://www.fhases.com/home.aspx
Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing: Bridging for Health is fostering connections among multisector stakeholders to rebalance and align investments in health. To accomplish this, Bridging for Health focuses on innovations in three areas: financing; collaboration and collective impact; and health equity. http://ghpc.gsu.edu/project/bridging-for-health/
Health Care Without Harm: Betsy Skoda
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: A New Way to Talk about the Social Determinants of Health
- “Health in All Policies” is a concept that aims to strengthen the link between health and policies from other sectors such as housing, transportation, education, labor, and land use to create an environment that enables people to lead healthy lives.
Health in All Policies is an approach to addressing health problems from a systematic level. By including policies and stakeholders not traditionally associated with health care delivery or public health, a broader range of solutions is possible to facilitate individual and population health.
Investing in What Works in American Communities, free book on cross-sector collaboration
Abundance:The Future is Better than you Think by Peter Diamondis
Jones-Eversley, S.; “Four elephants in the room: A reflective analysis of the wailing rage displayed by Baltimore youth after Freddie Gray’s death”, published in the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment Volume. 28, Issue. 1, 2018
**This is a non-exhaustive list of the resources shared at CJA. It is a snapshot only.**