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Systems Thinking in Public Health

January 29, 2019. In this one-hour webinar, Mary Kay Chess explores how systems thinking can be used to understand and resolve difficult public health problems.

Quick Facts

Topics: Leadership & Management

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Mary Kay Chess explores how systems thinking can be used to understand and resolve difficult public health problems.

Air date: January 29, 2019, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

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Learning Objectives

  • Engage in systems thinking to identify key stakeholders for public health problems.
  • Consider and articulate interdependencies and interconnections in complex systems.
  • Explore how to identify adaptive, upstream interventions within complex systems. 

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals

Slides and Resources

  • Slides | Slide handout (3 slides per page) (available immediately before the session)
  • Meadows, D. Thinking in systems: a primer. 1st ed. London: Earthscan; 2009.

Quick Facts

Topics: Leadership & Management

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink. See help.

Presenter

Mary Kay Chess, PhD, leadership and systems thinking educator 

Discussion Questions

  1. What is one interesting question you would like to address in a collaborative system mapping exploration?
  2. Who are the stakeholders in and outside the boundary of the complex system you know?
  3. What unexpected connections are you seeing between key stakeholders?

Competencies

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