May 22 - 24 2016
Hyatt Regency
Bethesda, Maryland
The Practical Playbook National Meeting
Bringing Public Health
& Primary Care Together

About the National Meeting

Bringing Public Health and Primary Care Together: The Practical Playbook National Meeting was at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD! The meeting was a milestone event towards advancing robust collaborations that improve population health. Key stakeholders from across sectors – representing professional associations, community organizations, government agencies and academic institutions – and across the country came together at the National Meeting to help catalyze a national movement, accelerate collaborations by fostering skill development, and connect with like-minded individuals and organizations to facilitate the exchange of ideas to drive population health improvement.

Download our Advance Brochure for additional information on the National Meeting.

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You can also join our LinkedIn group “Working Together for Population Health to connect with attendees and peers and be a part of the continuing discussion.


Content Themes

National Meeting content was geared towards providing participants practical and actionable knowledge, tools and resources that demonstrate how to design, implement, manage and sustain successful collaborations. Content primarily focused on the following themes:

  • Advancing the Population Health Movement
  • Best Practices for Collaboration
  • Using Data, Tools, Technology and Resources
  • Sustaining and Funding Collaborations

Participants Take-Aways

The Practical Playbook National Meeting was designed to be highly interactive and engaging. Meeting attendees participated in stimulating discussions, peer presentations and hands-on workshops to enhance their practical skills and knowledge of public health/primary care collaborations. Participants walked away with:

  • Big Ideas: Inspirational and aspirational ideas to inform collaboration projects
  • Practical Knowledge: “How to” content and actionable take-aways to enhance participants’ ability to plan, implement and sustain successful collaborations
  • Technical Skills: How to use data, tools, technology and resources (including The Practical Playbook) to aid collaboration projects
  • Strategic Understanding: Understanding of the bigger picture related to the paradigm shift in health care, including the implications for collaborations to improve population health

Congratulations to our Poster Session Winners!

  • Healthy Homes East Bank: A Collaborative Strategy to Address Risk Factors of Pediatric Asthma in Des Moines by Claire Richmond, MS, MPH, Healthy Homes East Bank
  • Inter-Agency and Cross-Sectoral Collaboration for Improved Housing Code Enforcement and Health Outcomes: The Trinity Park Pilot by Nancy Halpern Ibrahim
  • Stepping Stones to a Culture of Integrated Care by Sherlyn Dahl, Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties
  • Connecticut Million Hearts Learning Collaborative: Creating Community-Clinical Linkages to Reduce Disparities in Hypertension Identification and Control by Thomas Buckley, MPH, RPh, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
  • Healthy Corner Store “Heart Smarts” Program by Stephanie Weiss, MPH and Chinwe Onyekere, MPH, The Food Trust



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