National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) and the Public Health Institute (PHI) are collaborating on a “learning laboratory” to support local health departments who are considering transitioning from clinical services to more population-based strategies that address the social determinants of health.

The project’s main activities include developing case studies of health departments that have successfully transitioned away from offering varying levels of clinical services; recruiting teams of public health leaders and their community partners to tackle these issues; and creating toolkits and additional resources to help others successfully navigate these changes.

The Public Health Institute’s Survey Research Group is leading the case studies and is currently seeking leaders from health departments that have undergone a transition from clinical services to population-based strategies to participate in telephone interviews. We welcome all who are interested to contact us to learn more! A special focus of our project is on small and mid-sized health departments in rural areas who have undergone a transition, so if you fit this criteria, we would especially encourage you to contact us. Your insights will help inform a host of learning activities and training materials we’re developing to build a road map for how other agencies might undertake this significant task.

We will be conducting interviews during April and May of 2018.

Rebecca L Garrow, MPH
Program Manager | Public Health Institute
Survey Research Group
916.779.0323 | rgarrow@s-r-g.org