Meeting Archive:
Creating Communities of Opportunity through Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change


Meeting Description:

Please join us for the fifth and final capacity-building webinar in NACCHO & CityMatCH’s E-MCH Webinar series to learn how communities have mobilized policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change to prevent chronic disease and how to apply these same strategies to Maternal and Child Health (MCH).  Science demonstrates how the biological, physical, and emotional environments influence fetal and child development and set the stage for long-term health. This webinar will highlight the inherent connections between chronic disease and MCH and discuss how the PSE approach can collectively advance positive health outcomes for women, children, adolescents, and families. This webinar builds on previous lessons in formative evaluation, process and outcome evaluation, continuous quality improvement, and cultural competency to demonstrate how these skills can be applied on a larger scale.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:


1) Define policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change;


2) Explain the framework, rationale, and opportunities for using the PSE approach in chronic disease and MCH; and


3) Participate in an interactive discussion session to explore how the PSE approach can be used in MCH, and specifically in a home visiting program.

Date: Wed, Sep 7, 2011
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): NACCHO
 Presenter Information
Keneth D. Smith, PhD
Speaker Photo

Dr. Smith received his doctorate from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in population economics and has over 10 years of research experience in health care financing, applied econometric methods, program evaluation and design, and workforce. More recently, he was the Director of Chronic Disease Prevention for the Philadelphia Public Health Department, where he helped facilitate policy, systems, and environmental change to improve access to healthy, affordable produce and safe, smoke-free spaces for physical activity. As Lead Program Analyst for NACCHO, Dr. Smith provides technical assistance (TA) on land-use and transportation planning and chronic disease prevention and management to local health departments (LHDs) and supports NACCHO’s policies on these same topics. Dr. Smith also provides TA to LHDs involved in the CDC-funded ACHIEVE initiative, the Pew Charitable Trust-funded NACCHO-HIP HIA Mentorship Program, and the RWJ-funded Leadership for Healthy Communities initiative.