Date Developed: 01/29/2015. Source: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Presenter(s): Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, MSW, MPH; Kristen Hassmiller Lich, MHA, PhD; Stephen Orton, PhD. Type: Video Conference. Level: Intermediate. Length: 122 minutes.
This skills‐building session equips state‐level MCH leaders with the tools to address social determinants of health and engage their communities, as they work toward eliminating birth outcome inequities. It draws on the experience of nine local urban Ohio communities, who make up the Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes – an Ohio Department of Health and CityMatCH
collaboration. Participants are led through a brainstorming and strategic planning process that offers guidance for state‐ and local‐level interaction, as well as, the design and implementation of data‐informed, community‐driven upstream interventions. Furthermore, participants learn about tactics for engaging non‐traditional partners, in non‐health sectors, that influence policy, systems and environment.