Innovation Series: Public Health Systems Change

Registration is open for the next PHNCI Innovation Webinar in this ongoing series. Learn more.

As public health practitioners, leaders, researchers, and the field overall are focused on seeking ways to intentionally build public health infrastructure and systems and create equitable public health, there’s a desire to learn from peers – what innovations have emerged? What has failed but provided insights? What might other organizations and systems be able to replicate?

To support spreading and scaling innovations, the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), a division of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), is holding an Innovation Webinar Series. This series will feature a variety of speakers, innovators and topics focused on solutions and emerging ideas. In many cases, we’ve diagnosed and assessed what the public health challenges are, and now need to shift our focus to addressing these complex issues in new and different ways.  

Join PHNCI and PHAB for the next webinar in the series:

Exploring the New FPHS Capacity and Cost Assessment | March 16, 2023 | 11:30 – 12:45PM ET

PHNCI, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Systems, will launch our new Foundational Public Health Services Capacity and Cost Assessment. This tool will support health department and health department systems in understanding their current spending and capacity towards the Foundational Capabilities and Areas, and what costs would look like at full implementation. This can be used as a planning tool to understand gaps in capacity and funding needed to fully provide the FPHS. Register >

Also, review the first two webinars in the series:

  • Transforming Public Health through the FPHS: Three state-wide public health systems (Washington, Indiana, and Minnesota) shared their journey in moving towards public health modernization and transformation using the FPHS – working as a state-wide system, intentionally assessing and understanding current costs and capacity, and innovating around service delivery, workforce structures, and more. View the recording >
  • Innovations in Public Sector Workforce and Human Resources Practices: Panelists explored strategies and emerging ideas around leading approaches in hiring and recruitment, updating outdated policies and practices, developing the workforce, and ensuring a focus on equity throughout. View the recording >

Visit our website to learn more and join the conversation.

Author Profile

Reena Chudgar
Reena Chudgar, MPH, is the Director of Public Health Systems and Services at the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) supporting implementation of the Public Health National Center for Innovations and Center for Sharing Public Health Services efforts. Reena joined PHAB/PHNCI in April 2019 and engages with health departments and communities in using innovation as a tool for transformation. Her work centers around strategy and program implementation, and is passionate about social and systems change, addressing root causes of historical and current racial and health inequities, and local and people-centered decision making. Prior to joining PHAB, Reena served as Director for Performance Improvement at the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO), where she supports health departments in fostering partnerships, cross-sector collaboration, community and strategic planning, and more. Reena received a Master of Public Health degree and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Emory University.

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