In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Public Health Director Dawn Emerick, EdD, shares how her division embraced the Chief Health Strategist role to better work with new partners and demonstrate their agency’s value to the community.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify three necessary change management tactics for organizational restructuring.
  • List two examples of successful activities for implementing a strategic plan.
  • List at least two lessons or recommendations for integrating change management principles and making change stick.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health supervisors, managers, and directors


Dawn Emerick, EdD, Public Health Director, Clackamas County Health, Housing, and Human Services

Discussion Questions

  1. What are the biggest challenges in positioning a local public health agency as the county’s Chief Health Strategist?
  2. On a scale of 1–5 (1=no confidence, 5=you inspire others to take action), how do you rate your persuasive communications skills?

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Photograph of a hand drawing an organizational chart with a Public Health logo at the top.
Air Date: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Accreditation & Quality Improvement
Leadership & Management
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Communication Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Financial Planning and Management Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills