Building Collaborations Across Sectors to Improve Population Health
- 3rd term
- 0.5 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2020 - 2021
- Mon 01/25/2021 - Sun 02/21/2021
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
Provides an overview of the essential role of teams and teamwork in enhancing organizational performance and building multi-sector collaborations and partnerships in population health. Following deliberate, evidence-based methods for effective collaboration, identifies and discusses several key factors that can only be addressed through cross-sector efforts. These factors include the social determinants of health, complexity, context, and societal resistance. Introduces the Collective Impact Model, designed to tackle entrenched, socially complex issues, as an evidence-based model for effective, large scale, sustainable change.
- Learning Objectives:
- Understand the evidence behind the stages of team development, team performance, and the essential skills for collaborative teamwork
- Explain the elements of interdisciplinary team effectiveness and team leadership
- Understand the key principles of systems thinking, adaptive leadership, and complexity as it applies to communities and addressing deeply entrenched, socially complex issues such as the determinants of health
- Identify the characteristics of an effective, sustainable cross-sector collaboration, including mutual respect, maintaining a focus on shared values and goals, the roles of other professionals in solving public health problems, and methods of communicating with other professionals in ways that they understand
- Explain the essential elements of the Collective Impact framework as the foundation of effective, and sustainable cross-sector collaboration
- Methods of Assessment:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 20% Participation
- 60% Quizzes
- 20% Interprofessional Event
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
Full-time students enrolled in this course are required to participate in an on-campus Interprofessional Event. Dates will be assigned via students’ Department or MPH program.