Date(s) - February 28, 2014 - March 1, 2014
8:30 am - 3:45 pm
From Silos to Systems: Building Partnerships for Healthy Communities
Presented by Interior Health, in partnership with BC Healthy Communities Society and Healthy Families BC
Castlegar, BC | Friday, February 28, 2014 | 8:30 am to 4:00 pm | Lunch provided
We know that the root causes of our current health challenges are complex. And we know there is a strong relationship between people, place, and health.
Supporting healthy people by building healthy communities is not new, but there is a growing recognition that health is everyone’s business, and that innovative solutions require collaboration across multiple sectors. Fostering innovative approaches to complex challenges may require new ways of thinking, working, and acting together across multiple sectors in order to move beyond siloed approaches. Local governments, in partnership with other sectors in the community, are well-positioned to affect change for improved health and well-being for all.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This workshop is designed for communities that are committed to taking leadership on health and well-being, and are ready to develop partnership agreements or put their partnership agreements into action. This workshop has a focus on collaboration.
Local governments, health authorities, and/or community partners
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
- Health and well-being trends and influences at a local level – how do we work together to create solutions?
- How local policy, planning and leadership can impact health and well-being
- Challenges and opportunities of collaborating across a diversity of disciplines, sectors and organizations
- Skills, knowledge & attitudes to support collaboration
- Specific opportunities for local collaboration to support healthy community development
- A map of the unique knowledge, assets, skills and relationships that different sectors bring to the table
- Exploration of areas of shared enthusiasm and commitment to partner for change
- Shared understanding across sectors about health and well-being at the local level
- Identification of common ground between sectors and areas of shared interest