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Partnering to Improve the Public’s Health: The Louisiana Public Health Institute Joe Kimbrell, MA, LCSW Chief Executive Officer October 23, 2001.

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2 Partnering to Improve the Public’s Health: The Louisiana Public Health Institute Joe Kimbrell, MA, LCSW Chief Executive Officer October 23, 2001

3 Chronology of the Evolution of the Louisiana Public Health Institute Leadership of DHH/OPH discusses creation of LPHI DHH/OPH conducts a comparative study of other states’ public health institutes 7/1996-1/1997- Planning team (DHH/OPH, LSU Health Sciences Center, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Southern University Cooperative Extension Service and the College of Pharmacy of Xavier University) develops the concept and structure of a public health institute

4 Chronology of the Evolution of the Louisiana Public Health Institute 1/1997- Partners formally agree to create LPHI 7/1997- LPHI is officially incorporated 501(c)3 non-profit Louisiana Legislature endorses the concept of a public health institute LPHI receives a development grant from a Louisiana Foundation LPHI receives the Louisiana Turning Point grant Turning Point develops the Public Health Improvement Plan for Louisiana

5 Chronology of the Evolution of the Louisiana Public Health Institute LPHI redefines its strategic directions and established four Centers 6/2000- LPHI hires its first full-time C.E.O. 9/2000- LPHI is awarded a Community Access Program grant LPHI becomes the home of the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Louisiana (CTFL) LPHI launches a Tobacco Policy Initiative with the CTFL and SmokeLess States (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) LPHI hosts national consensus meeting on the role of public health institutes and the National Network of Public Health Institutes is formed

6 Attributes of PHIs  Multi-sector systems approach  Neutral/third party  Public-private connections  Alternative organizational structure  Links to the community  Leverage to new resources

7 Attributes of PHIs cont…  Lower operational costs  Ability to assist/mentor/consult with existing entities  Public health resource trust for the the state

8 LPHI’s Mission To promote and improve the health and quality of life in Louisiana through public/private partnering

9 Purpose To advance the shared responsibility of public health in preventing disease and promotion of positive health practices through collaboration in community capacity enhancement, public health policy, health information, and applied population-based research

10 Board of Directors/Partners  Government organizations  Academic organizations  Community-based organizations  Private Sector

11 LPHI Strategic Directions  Community Capacity Enhancement  Public Health Policy  Health Information  Applied Population-Based Research

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13 Center for Applied Population- Based Research  Conduct research to identify specific modifiable factors that influence health  Conduct demonstration trails of health improvement interventions in selected communities, with an evaluation component to determine their effectiveness  Develop recommendations for public health programs based on the results of this research  Communicate the results of the research with key groups

14 Center for Community Capacity Enhancement  Link community groups, funders, and policymakers  Facilitate dialogues among different groups  Train organizations and communities  Provide a resource clearinghouse  Sponsor demonstration projects and related programs (Turning Point, NOPCU, Rural Health Loan Fund)

15 Center for Public Health Policy  Research, develop, and evaluate public policies and their impact  Provide technical expertise  Convene interested parties and facilitate on- going collaboration and communication  Conduct public education and public relations campaigns  Organize policy action networks for policy change

16 Center for Health Information  Promote use of health information in program planning and decision-making  Build capacity to use information  Promote new and existing tools for collection, analysis, and dissemination of health information in usable, easily understood formats  Research and address need for local/community data and information

17 Types of Current Activities  New Orleans Partnership for Care of the Uninsured (NOPCU)  Louisiana Turning Point Partnership  Rural Health Loan Fund  Coalition for Tobacco-Free Louisiana

18 Funding Sources  National Foundations (e.g., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)  Local Foundations (e.g., Baptist Community Ministries)  Private Sector (e.g., Ascension Health, CHRISTUS Health, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association)  Federal Government (e.g., Health Resources and Services Administration)  State Government (e.g., Louisiana Public Facilities Authority)

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20 Model Principles  Participation  Collaborations  Commitment of Key Stakeholders  Follow-Through

21 National Network of Public Health Institutes Vision-Fostering Innovations that Improve Health that Improve Health

22 Mission To promote multi-sector activities resulting in measurable improvements of public health structures, systems and outcomes To promote multi-sector activities resulting in measurable improvements of public health structures, systems and outcomes.

23 History of NNPHI  Michigan study in 1999  October RWJ/Turning Point meeting  December LPHI proposal to explore the feasibility of establishing the network  February national planning meeting  April 19 th, Formal Establishment of the National Network  June NNPHI officially incorporated 501(c)3 non- profit  September NNPHI enters cooperative agreement with CDC

24 Goals of the National Network  Promote multi-sector systems approach  Enhance the capacity of PHIs to address the population based health agenda  Foster and facilitate ongoing communication among PHIs  Develop collaborative projects among PHIs  Promote a diversified work force

25 Goals cont…  Obtain sources of funding for multi-state projects and assist in project management  Encourage the growth and stability of existing PHIs  Foster the development and growth of new PHIs  Create a learning community among PHIs

26 Clients and Customers  Government agencies at the federal, state, and local level  National, regional, and local foundations  National organizations  Community based organizations  Faith-based programs  Non-government organizations  Centers for disease Control  Health Resources and Service Administration  Private sector

27 Members of NNPHI Louisiana Public Health Institute Rhode Island Public Health Foundation New York Community Health Institute Hawaii Outcomes Institute Colorado Foundation of Public Health and Environment Public Health Futures Illinois Michigan Public Health Institute Virginia Center for Community Health Minnesota Institute of Public Health New Hampshire Community Health Institute Public Health Institute Nevada Public Health Foundation Maine Center for Public Health Kansas Health Institute Institute for Community Health Arkansas Center for Health Improvement Massachusetts Institute for Local Public Health North Carolina Institute for Public Health Center for Urban Population Health (Wisconsin).

28 Contact Information JOE KIMBRELL, MA, LCSW Chief Executive Officer LPHI & NNPHI SCOTT STAFFORD, MPH Program Coordinator NNPHI National Network of Public Health Institutes 1600 Canal Street, Suite 501 New Orleans, LA PH: (504) FX: (504) EM:


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