Center Presents at APHA Annual Meeting and NNPHI COPPHI Open Forum for Quality Improvement in Public Health

Participants at the APHA Annual Meeting include: (pictured on top, left to right) Matt Stefanak, John Hoornbeek, Pat Libbey, (pictured on bottom, left to right) Gianfranco Pezzino, Brennan Rhodes-Bratton and Derek Brindisi.

Participants at the NNPHI COPPHI Open Forum for Quality Improvement in Public Health: (pictured from left to right) Ken Oakley, Sandy Tubbs and Gianfranco Pezzino.

Two team leads from CJS projects presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting held November 2-6 in Boston. John Hoornbeek, team lead for the Northeast Ohio project, presented Twenty-First Century Health Department Consolidations in Ohio: Perspectives from Participants. Derek Brindisi, team lead for the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance, presented Implementing Mobilizing for Action through Partnerships and Participation (MAPP) to Achieve a 21st Century City Health Department. 

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) hosted the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement (COPPHI) Open Forum for Quality Improvement (QI) in Public Health on November 20-21 in Memphis. The Center and four CJS projects were invited to attend this meeting. Gianfranco Pezzino, Center Co-Director, along with Sandy Tubbs, co-lead of the Horizon Minnesota project, and Ken Oakley, team lead with the Genesee/ Orleans Counties Public Health New York project, discussed issues that rural states and jurisdictions face in CJS arrangements. They also talked about how CJS efforts relate to accreditation. John Hoornbeek, team lead with the Northeast Ohio project, Shane Gallagher, team member with the Cumberland County Maine CJS project, and Deb Burns, team lead of the Minnesota System Wide Project, provided insight about their projects as audience participants.