The Local Public Health System Assessment aimed to answer the questions: "What are the components, activities, competencies, and capacities of our local public health system?" and "How are the Essential Services being provided in our community?" The assessment brought together public health officials and community leaders to rate the effectiveness of the local public health system in Evanston as a whole, in relation to providing the Ten Essential Services of Public Health. As the local public health system consists of a broad group of community members, the image below depicts an idea of what entities contribute to the local public health system.
Image credit: A.T. Still University College of Graduate Health Studies, 2015; http://guides.atsu.edu/c.php?g=7475&p=875822
The Evanston Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Evanston Health Advisory Council, conducted a large meeting with community leaders on July 16th, 2015 for the Local Public Health System Assessment. The July 16th meeting asked leaders to rate the effectiveness of Evanston's public health system in providing the Ten Essential Services of Public Health, using a nationally recognized tool. Below are pictures from the assessment:
Top: Health & Human Services Director Evonda Thomas-Smith opening the Local Public Health System Assessment
Top Middle: Health & Human Services Assistant Director Carl Caneva leading a breakout session
Bottom Middle: Public Health Educator Kristin Preihs leading a breakout session
Bottom: Public Health Associate Maitreyi Sistla leading a breakout session
A summary of the process used and the results collected from the Local Public Health System Assessment can be found here: LPHSA Summary.pdf
A list of the organizations who participated in the assessment can be found here: LPHSA Organizations List.pdf
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