I+PSE Conceptual Model
This Training Bundle contains tailored learning opportunities that serve as building blocks to drive Title V MCH transformation by integrating direct service initiatives with policy (organizational/ public), system (simple/complex) and environmental (built/natural) approaches. These materials are centered on the Individual + Policy, System, and Environmental (I+PSE) Conceptual Framework for Action and can support innovative strategies to advance Title V MCH nutrition services and other topical areas. MCH practitioners, whether as individuals or teams, can apply the information provided from online modules, recorded webinars, articles, worksheets, case studies, and reflection to identify, plan, and implement policy, system, and environmental strategies further building Title V MCH capacity, practice-based evidence, and community/population impact.
The following resources provide a jump start to the I+PSE Conceptual Framework through a Ready-Set-Go approach. Use the following resources to start your learning, dig deeper, and move from knowledge to practice.
READY: Start Your Learning
Learn the basics of I+PSE with this video presentation (60 minutes), slides and handout from the SNEB 2021 conference presentation: "Advancing Resilience Using PSE Approaches in Nutrition and Health: Integrating Framework, Application, and Evaluation Strategies:"
SET: Dig Deeper
Dig into the conceptual basis and outcomes of I+PSE with these manuscripts from the Childhood Obesity Enhancement technical assistance initiative:
- Herman DR, Blom A, Tagtow A, Cunningham-Sabo L. Implementation of an Individual + Policy, System, and Environmental (I + PSE) Technical Assistance Initiative to Increase Capacity of MCH Nutrition Strategic Planning. Matern Child Health J. 2022 May 21. doi: 10.1007/s10995-022-03435-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35596846.
- Tagtow A, Herman D, Cunningham-Sabo L. Next-Generation Solutions to Address Adaptive Challenges in Dietetics Practice: The I+PSE Conceptual Framework for Action. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2022;122(1):15-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2021.01.018
- Cunningham-Sabo L, Tagtow A, Mi S, Engelken J, Johnston K, Herman, D. Strong Partnerships and Community Engagement are Key to Policy, Systems, and Environmental Achievements for Healthy Eating and Active Living: A Systematic Mapping Review. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2022
GO: Move from Knowledge to Practice
Think about implementing this conceptual model with the I+PSE workbook with MCH tailored action sheets for application of I+PSE concepts, a program description from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs' (AMCHP's) Innovation Hub database, and learning modules from the Western MCH Nutrition Partners.
- Herrick J. Working Upstream: Title V Nutrition Leading Adaptively. 2021. Western MCH Nutrition Leadership Network. This session introducse concepts related to adaptive and change leadership to help participants understand the foundational leadership principles and processes that are helpful to guide workforce shifts towards new directions. Participants are introduced to tools and methods to use in collective design and development efforts to tackle hard to solve upstream challenges related to state nutrition efforts for MCH populations.
- Tagtow A, Herman D, Cunningham-Sabo L. I+PSE Approaches to Childhood Obesity Prevention in Rural Communities. Team Capacity Building and Action Planning Workbook. 2019. MCH Nutrition Leadership Training Program and Western MCH Nutrition Leadership Network. UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. This workbook provides resources to strengthen individual knowledge and skills; promote community education; educate providers; foster coalitions and networks; change organizational practices; modify physical spaces and natural settings; and inform policy and legislation through the I+PSE approach.
- I+PSE Approaches Technical Assistance: This emerging practice from AMCHP's Innovation Hub describes how the I+PSE Conceptual Framework for Action is grounded in public health and systems science. Systems science is a transdisciplinary study of the interactions and the degree of those interactions, among components. This includes identifying the intended and unintended consequences of those interactions. It applies theories and models from various sciences (biological, social, economic, environmental) to analyze and solve problems which allows practitioners to formulate multidimensional approaches to effectively solve problems and avoid negative consequences. System change theories and conceptual frameworks form the foundation for systems thinking and systems practice.
- Amplifying MCH Nutrition Impact Using I+PSE Approaches. 2021. Western MCH Nutrition Partners. This short course offers capacity building tools to drive Title V MCH transformation by integrating direct service initiatives with policy (organizational/ public), system (simple/complex) and environmental (built/natural) approaches. This short course will explore how the I+PSE (Individual plus PSE) Conceptual Framework for Action can support innovative strategies that advance Title V MCH nutrition services, specifically by building and leveraging multi-sectoral partnerships. MCH teams can apply information from online modules, recorded webinars, articles, worksheets, case studies, and reflection to identify, plan, and implement policy, system, and environmental strategies further building Title V MCH capacity, practice-based evidence, and community/population impact.