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Now Accepting Applications for 2018-19 Learning Laboratory

NWCPHP and the Public Health Institute are now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Learning Laboratory to explore best practices for transitioning from clinical to population-based health services.

NWCPHP and the Public Health Institute are now accepting applications for the 2018–19 Learning Laboratory to explore best practices for transitioning from clinical to population-based health services.

August 14, 2018

NWCPHP and the Public Health Institute are now accepting applications for the 2018–19 Learning Laboratory. In this creative environment, cross-sector teams from across the country will explore solutions for local health departments to successfully transition from clinical to population-based health services. Opportunities for collaboration include a two-day, in-person workshop in Seattle, web-based learning sessions, and peer-to-peer coaching.

The Learning Laboratory runs from October 2018 – October 2019. The yearlong program is divided into specific phases for exploring, testing, and adopting solutions to difficult local issues related to funding changes. Participants will present their issues as “design challenges” and use interactive sessions with peers and coaches to incubate new solutions.

Why a Learning Laboratory? Public health is complex and requires new skills to successfully understand and address the challenges associated with transitioning to population-based prevention strategies. It also requires organizations and systems to work together in new ways. Unlike traditional training, the laboratory format allows participants to synthesize multiple perspectives, explore innovative solutions, and develop the strong, flexible partnerships needed to meet ongoing challenges.

Six teams will be selected to participate in the Learning Laboratory through a competitive application process. Priority will be given to participants from rural health jurisdictions. The only programmatic cost to participants is their time; there are no charges for any of the in-person and online meetings, technical assistance, or learning materials. Financial support is available for all travel expenses to the two-day workshop in Seattle for up to three team members.

Applications for the Learning Laboratory are due August 30, 2018. Learn more at the Public Health Institute website.

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