Local Public Health System Assessment Exercise Directions
The Local Public Health System Assessment LPHSA, is a broad assessment, involving all the organizations and entities that contribute to public health in the community. The local public health system assessment answers the questions What are the components, activities, competencies, and capacities of our local public health system? and How are the Essential Services being provided to our community?
Review the results of Leon Countys public health system assessment. Using the worksheet-LPHSA Challenges and Opportunities, identify which essential services are being done well, , which ones need continued effort, which ones may need more activity for improvement, and which ones require better coordination and sharing of resources among partners.
The worksheet Results Briefing Sheet for Spring CountyBriefingSheetforEssentialService.pdf (see Example Results Briefing Sheet for Spring County) may be used to write more detailed information and to document your groups analysis about a particular essential service.
When looking at LPHSA results, put the results into the context of health issues,
communicating in terms the community can understand, using tangible examples.
How has strong performance helped us?
How has weak performance hurt us?
Look at strategic planning priorities and ask:
At what must we excel to achieve our goals?
Do these results look right?, What are the underlying causes of this result?
For example -political climate, skills and experience of providers)
Is it necessary to shift resources?
Should resources be shifted from high performing areas?