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April 2019 Performance Meeting – State Health Assessment

April 2019 Performance Meeting – State Health Assessment


This is this our state health assessment
is for our agency a whole new creature and I think we ought to all just
remember that Kathy Wasserman and her team they did a great job putting it
together so domain 3 is about informing and
educating public the public on health issues and Public Health functions and
this one is about promotion health promotion policy programs and processes
and health education so they’re a complement to us is the Washington do H
guide for health promotion and health education activities is an excellent
document that could be used as a model for other state health departments in
addition the use of the health equity review planning tool within the voh is
innovative and effective in a week and they are planning agency staff training
in late summer of this year and now we get to domain 4 which is
about engaging the community to identify and address health problems
and 4.1 is cross-sector collaboration is routine and community health enhancing
networks are fostered to promote the public’s health so they say to us the do
H has made community mobilization and community engagement as a cornerstone of
its public health improvement efforts clear guidance has been developed and
adapted and adopted by the do H to ensure the community concerns ideas and
interventions are considered at every level of the agency the do H Community
Engagement guidance serves as a national model and the health equity workgroup
has started community engagement guide community of practice meetings around
the agency as a way to introduce this new guy and they’re going to engage
early adopters and get them to help with best practices starting this summer and
then to launch the guide to the whole agency it’s being aligned with the
evidence-based Public Health six step framework which I will tell you more
about in a minute and they’re going to roll that out through training and
learning sessions in the summer in Falls so domain 8 is about Workforce
Development and this particular requirement or is measure is about the
work environment of the health department being supportive and
fostering each staff person’s contributions
so they say the do H clearly makes concerted efforts to create a supportive
work environment that recognizes diversity respect life work balance
provides opportunity for employee health and wellness and encourages continuous
learning and participation in state and national level activities when they when
they held the site visit with us they site visitors were especially interested
in our wellness at health wellness at health sometimes I say that backwards do
you ever think that backwards Kim’s here she’s going to talk with us about
wellness at health and also about our diversity and inclusion evaluation by
the faith collaborative they were very interested in those things but clearly
that’s a that’s a stunning compliment sightings
domaine 9 is about continuous improvements and this one is about a
culture of continuous improvement seeing nurtured across level agencies and they
say a specific compliment to a quality improvement process that we wrote up at
their request this is actually yes send us another one request
so we feel like yeah those are fine we’d like another one to please so we sent
them this the QI process used by the do h in collaboration with the liquor and
cannabis board to develop and deploy warning signs targeting pregnant and
lactating women about the perils of marijuana consumption is exemplary and
so I want to congratulate Crispin Haley and the marijuana prevention and
education program for that excellent work domaine 10 is about contributing to and
applying the evidence the evidence base of Public Health and this one is about
the health department’s programs and interventions being based on the best
available evidence so they say the evidence-based approach this is the one
that I was going to talk to you about so it didn’t they didn’t call it a six step
approach because it had a few more steps but the steps have been streamlined into
six steps now and they say the evidence-based approach to improving the
health and safety of the populations which includes steps that employees are
expected to take to ensure that programmatic activities and policies are
designed and revised using the best available evidence is outstanding the
steps are detailed are comprehensive in nature and can serve as a model to other
health departments this was the brainchild of Kathy loafie and she’s
been like I said she’s been streamlining at a bit getting it ready to roll out
and it’ll be piloted with a few programs this summer and she has a student
assistant for with that work so now we’re going to talk for like
three slides about domain 11 which is basically pretty much our back office
right it’s like administrative and management capacity so domain or measure
11.1 is about how the department organizes leads and manages its
operations to reach organizational goals you know they say that the narratives
provided for information and financial management for excellence
the process uses and described for rebuilding and transforming government
public health system in Washington in servers and national models other health
departments considering monitored modernizing their approach enroller than
the health department for the public health system so this is rolling a bunch
of stuff together Ali Kelly and Amy Ferris and financial
services Shelby Egan and Jennifer McNamara and HDS did a great job of
describing how we do our our IT work and our financial work and that is not a
simple thing to do the front of this report said we could
actually understand what you’re talking about
thank you so much for being clear and so I really want to congratulate them for
those write-ups and then Marie flake and marina Corrigan and foundational Public
Health Services we’re being complimented for the
groundbreaking work that they’re doing in that arena
more domain 11 this one is about the health department manages ethical issues
so they say the array of policies and procedures guiding zoh staff in terms of
ethics whistleblower protection outside activities soliciting external funding
confident confidentiality and research are detailed and clear and can serve as
a model to other state health departments the write-up was Kathy
Lupe’s write us so how detailed and clear it was is thanks to her there’s a
lot of stuff in our in our policy arena and the way the the way the standards
are written it said you know we could give them one policy all for all of that
and we were like well that’ll never happen so we had to roll it all together and here’s one that’s a compliment to
specific examples this is about the health department is culturally
competent and accessible to populations and they say the Washington do H
provided an excellent example of a targeted awareness campaign to increase
folic acid intakes among Latino and spanish-speaking populations they used
research on things right so they they went to domain for measure
4.3 is about cross sector collaboration is routine and community health
enhancing networks are fostered to promote the public’s health right and
they say while community engagement is a clear value for the eight four do H the
size of the team recommends that additional effort to be made to reach
out directly to communities for bottom-up feedbacks and health
improvement efforts rather than relying on existing organizations and statewide
partners to be the lead for community collaboration and I think it’s just
interesting that right now before we got this report the state health improvement
planning workgroup is working really hard on how best to do this that they’re
suggesting so it’s something that we were already aware of and working really
hard to do a little bit differently this time than we did a lot differently this
time than we did during the creation of the first state health improvement plan
that we had did we call the ship anyway so you might ask what’s next and I’ll
just say that we’re celebrating and letting people know about it there’ll be
publicity out this week to everybody in the state of Washington about our
re-accreditation and then during June through the rest of the year we’ll be
continuing to implement all those guides and policies and frameworks and things
and next year in March we will have an annual report which will have every year
after that during the course of this five years and that will include stories
and information about more quality improvements that we’re going to be
doing and and also there will be a few public health outcome measures reported
to the fab as part of that and we’re waiting for the rest of it because as
usual we’re still guinea pigs and they don’t haven’t told us yet what our
annual report is going to look like so I’m ready for your questions oh my gosh it was TMI Jim how many different people did you
coordinate with to accomplish route back right about 80 jobs and that doesn’t
count all the people who actually that clumps of people who worked on things
like the group of health educators who put together that guidance we were
talking about or the group of assessment folks that put together the state health
assessment but they were just about 80 of us working from all of these over the
agency working on the documentation I’m very proud of all of us I think we
can all be proud of ourselves thanks a lot

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