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Collective Impact: Developing and Leading Community Partnerships to Improve Population Health

2nd term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Mark Bittle

Are you developing organizational capabilities for collaborating across organizational boundaries? Is your health system positioning itself to be a meaningful participant and leader in building a community-oriented, population health management system? This course describes new leadership skills emphasizing collaboration and how to effectively build and lead partnerships across organizational sectors, which are essential as public health, health care, and other sectors move toward developing community models that share accountability for addressing social factors that impact population health.

Identifies the elements necessary to create a culture of collaboration. Following deliberate, evidence-based methods, evaluates components of cultural transformation. Examines strategies related to building infrastructure for collaboration, including application of the Collective Impact Framework.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop and articulate the role for their organization as a member of a community-oriented, population health management model using the Collective Impact framework
  2. Understand and apply the key principles of cultural transformation in building lasting strategic collaborations with partners outside the 4 walls of the healthcare system
  3. Create meaningful measures of success that encourage, align, and engage all members of the collaborative
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 25% Quizzes
  • 25% Discussion Board
  • 50% Assignments

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to OPAL MAS in Population Health Management students and Certificate in Population Health Management students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required