The American Public Health Association (APHA) held its 146th Annual Meeting & Exposition on "Health Equity Now" from November 10-14, 2018, in San Diego, California. PHNCI, along with the Public Health Accreditation Board and All In: Data for Community Health, participated in the Public Health Expo to promote innovation in public health, accreditation, and cross-sector data sharing in an effort to improve community health and wellbeing. Meeting attendees that visited the exhibit booths shared the following anecdotes related to these topics:
As noted above, public health professionals in an uncertain environment need the ability to think boldly, create new ideas, and focus on innovation. PHNCI now offers a full-day workshop that provides these skills, so design thinking can be put to immediate use.Does your health department have a public health innovation worth sharing? PHNCI would love to hear about it! Please visit this submission page to provide some brief details about your innovation. In the meantime, read our innovation stories to learn what innovative approaches health departments are taking to improve their communities.