At the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice (MCPHP), our team collaborates with local, regional, and national partners to improve population health through public health workforce development. Located at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, MCPHP offers a continuum of consulting services and technical assistance for practice organizations. By linking workforce development initiatives to the strategic needs of partner organizations, we provide customized solutions to address the current challenges in public health practice.

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Register for Stakeholder Health Live Stream!

Stakeholder Health – Register Here!

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (CT)

Stakeholder Health – a learning collaborative of over 50 health systems – is a voluntary movement of people working within hospital health systems who see in the current policy environment the opportunity to address the underlying causes of poor health in their communities by strategically shifting existing resources and partnering with diverse stakeholders.

Stakeholder Health is preparing to release their second document, a book entitled, Stakeholder Health: Insights from New Systems of Health (Edited by Teresa Cutts and Jim Cochrane) in June, 2016.  The book, developed with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a rich and detailed review of some of the best practices in the areas of community health improvement, as well as clinical and community partnerships, spanning 11 chapters.

This meeting is an opportunity for health systems in the Midwest to learn about and join the Stakeholder Health movement and to begin to identify opportunities for forward-leaning partnerships that fundamentally improve the health and quality of life in the communities we serve.

Register Here: http://www.cvent.com/d/4fq50x

Faith Communities Fostering Resilience Webinar

The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation, Office for Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships, Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago Safe Start, Advocate Health Care, and MCPHP partnered to provide the Faith and Communities Fostering Resilience: The Power of Congregations to Health the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) webinar on April 20th, 2016.

To view a recording of the webinar click here. Presentation slides can be viewed by clicking here and here.

For a list of resources provided during the webinar see below or click here.

Webinar – Collaborations Between Hospitals and Faith Orgs

Collaboration between Hospitals and Faith Organizations to Improve Community Health

Webinar description from hpoe.org:


View this webinar from Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) that focuses on two hospital-interfaith collaborations, one in Memphis that has been in existence for nine years and another in Maryland that is in its earliest stages. Since these collaborations have enormous potential for promoting health, especially among at-risk populations, and help avoid unnecessary re-hospitalizations, the potential for creating such collaboratives in different communities across the country will be explored.

View the webinar and materials here: http://www.hpoe.org/resources/hpoe-live-webinars/2736