A Road MAPP to Health Equity
Recorded on December 13, 2010 (60 minutes)

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A Road MAPP to Health Equity
12:00 to 1:00 PM EST
December 13, 2010

This free webinar is intended for a variety of public health professionals, health care practitioners including physicians and nurses, and community planners and local leaders involved in health, social and economic decision making.  Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health.  Facilitated by public health leaders, this framework helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them.  MAPP is not an agency-focused assessment process; rather, it is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately the performance of local public health systems.

PRESENTED BY:  The University of Virginia Master of Public Health Program in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health, and the Virginia Public Health Association

At completion of the webinar, participants should be able to:
1. Define the MAPP process and its potential value in promoting health equity.
2. Identify tools for using MAPP to create awareness of social determinants of health equity and their impact on health outcomes.
3. Successfully integrate the principles of health equity into the proven MAPP framework, regardless of where they are in the process.

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, MD, MPH
Director of Health
Fairfax Health District
Fairfax, Virginia

Julia Joh Elligers
Program Manager
Public Health Infrastructure and Systems
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Washington, DC

REVIEWED AND CME CREDITS DESIGNATED BY:  University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE THIS ACTIVITY:  60 Minutes plus completion of a post activity evaluation

RELEASE DATE:  December 13, 2010

EXPIRATION DATE:  December 13, 2011

Julia Joh Elligers, MPH
Program Manager II, Public Health Infrastructure and System, Assessment & Planning
National Association of County and City Health Officials

Julia Joh Elligers joined NACCHO in 2003 and leads assessment and planning initiatives such as the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process and the National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP).

Julia provides training and technical assistance to local jurisdictions that use the MAPP process and the NPHPSP local assessment. MAPP is a community-based strategic planning process for improving public health, and the NPHPSP assessment measures local public system capacity to deliver essential public health services. Julia also provides assistance to local health departments and their community partners on topics such as community engagement, community health assessments, community health improvement planning, performance improvement, facilitation, and program evaluation.

In addition to working at NACCHO, Julia is a political science doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Her dissertation investigates political factors that explain variability in local governmental public health capacity across the United States.
Julia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Public Policy from Cornell University and her Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H
Director of Health
Fairfax Health District
Fairfax, Virginia

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D. M.P.H is the Director of Health for Fairfax County.  In this capacity she provides overall leadership and direction for public health programs in the county and serves as the official health advisor to Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors, Health Care Advisory Board and the Human Services Council. She has led public health emergency preparedness initiatives in the National Capital Region and served on Institute of Medicine committees on personal protective equipment for healthcare workers to prevent transmission of pandemic influenza or other viral respiratory infections.

Dr. Addo-Ayensu currently serves on the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Public Health Preparedness Committee.  She is the current Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Obesity Prevention Workgroup and the Virginia Department of Health’s Minority Health and Health Equity Advisory Committee.

Dr. Addo-Ayensu received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine.  Following her residency training in preventive medicine from the Loma Linda University Medical Center, she spent two years with the Loma Linda University Preventive Medicine Faculty Group before joining the Fairfax Health Department in 1999.  Dr. Addo-Ayensu is an Affiliate Professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University and serves on the Boards of George Mason University College of Health and Human Services, the Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization and the Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center. She is interested in international health and has consulted on a number of research and public health programs in Africa.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  The University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians. 

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