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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Systems Thinking in Public Health

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.This presentation is part one of a two-part series exploring systems thinking and public health. Watch part two.

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

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?
Air Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm PST
Topics: 
Leadership & Management
Format: 
Webinar
Duration: 
1 hour
Cost: 
Free
Series: 
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Communication Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Financial Planning and Management Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills