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Building Sustainability: One Health Department's Response to a Resource Crisis

June 25, 2013. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Paul Kuehnert tells how the Kane County Health Department implemented a strategic, organizational response to the 2008 recession and fortified the agency for long-term growth and sustainability.

Quick Facts

Topics: Leadership & Management

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Paul Kuehnert tells how he led Kane County Health Department's fiscal and programmatic reorganization and fortified the agency for long-term growth and sustainability.

Air date: June 25, 2013

Learning Objectives

      • Describe the Kane County Health Department’s economic crisis.
      • Explain how and why the agency restructured around the public health accreditation standards.
      • Describe how the structure, function, and workforce of the agency were reorganized.
      • Understand the health department’s plan for sustainability and improvement.
      • Explore the implications of Kane County’s experience for other state and local health departments.

        Intended Audience

        Local, state, and tribal public health leaders and managers; state and local boards of health members

        Slides and Resources

        Quick Facts

        Topics: Leadership & Management

        Format: Webinar

        Time: 1 hour

        Cost: Free

        Presenter

        Paul Kuehnert, DNP, RN, is the Team Director for Public Health at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is the previous County Health Officer and Executive Director for Health for Kane County, Illinois, a metro-Chicago county of 515,000 people.

        Discussion Questions

        These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.

          1. How do health departments assure that services are of high quality and reach the most vulnerable populations when they are transferred to another agency in the community?
          2. How do health departments obtain and sustain policymaker support for population-level services?

            Competencies

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