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When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12:00 PM

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Innovation in Public Health: Giving Meaning to a Buzzword

Webinar on Wednesday, February 28, 12 – 1:30 PM

So what is a public health innovation? Join us as the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), a division of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), examines the definition of innovation in public health, provides examples of innovative practices in health departments and shares resources aimed at helping health departments innovate. PHAB established this new center to identify, implement, and spread innovations in public health practice to help meet the health challenges of the 21st century in communities nationwide.

Learning objectives

  • Define and discuss innovation in public health
  • Examine innovations in public health departments
  • Share resources to assist health departments with innovation

Presenters: Jessica Solomon Fisher, MCP, Chief Innovations Officer and Travis Parker Lee, Program Specialist

Jessica Solomon Fisher joined the Public Health National Center for Innovations at the Public Health Accreditation Board in December 2015, as the Chief Innovations Officer.  In this role, she oversees the development and implementation of strategy and operations for the Center.  Jessica has 13 years of experience at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, where she served most recently as the Senior Advisor of Public Health Programs Jessica currently serves on Advisory Committees for the Center for Sharing Public Health Services, the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement Open Forum Planning Committee, and Chart of Accounts work at the University of Washington. She also served as the Interim Communications Director for PHAB during its developmental period. Ms. Fisher holds a Master in Community Planning from the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Ohio University.

Travis Parker Lee, BS, is the PHNCI Program Specialist, contributing to the implementation of strategy and operations for the Center. He also assists with connecting PHNCI to aspects of PHAB’s work with the accreditation program. Prior to PHNCI, he was employed by PHAB for six years, where he implemented aspects of the accreditation program. He was also previously employed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NIDDK IC), and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). He earned a BS in Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health Education from James Madison University. He also holds a graduate certificate in Public Health Performance Improvement from University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, and a graduate certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

 

 

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