BWIAH Joint Provider Day - May 10, 2017
Excellence through Systems Change and Sustainable Partnerships
How can we enhance collaboration across the continuum from preconception and family planning to prenatal and birth to postpartum and interconception services and supports? Through this session, participants will understand how stronger systems can improve outcomes for women, infants, and families; envision new and better partnerships; become familiar with the common elements of quality and effective service systems across the maternal life course; and discuss their role making changes.
Leading Change: The Case for Partnership and Working Together
Tom Klaus, PhD
Many factors contribute to helping women and their families be as healthy as possible. The hard work and dedication of frontline workers who provide the in-home visits, clinical services, and educational interventions are an important factor. Excellent support staff and administrative workers who work in the background are also important factors. Yet none of this would be possible without the program and executive leadership who create the environment and systems that make frontline work possible. By working together with other agency leaders, executive and program leadership can amplify their impact...sometimes exponentially. This session will highlight the organizational benefits of partnership, the challenges of working together, and practical strategies for forming successful interorganizational partnerships.
Integrating Services: A Systems Approach to Preconception Care
For many women, pregnancy is a time of learning, transition, and motivation to improve health. At the same time, in the period following a pregnancy or birth, services may be poorly coordinated, providers may have conflicting demands, and women's health may not be the top priority. This session will engage participants in an interactive activity to design a community system that supports the health of women and children in the year following birth.
Nurturing a Collaborative Spirit
Tom Klaus, PhD
Working together across agencies takes many different forms. Collaboration is one of the highest forms of collective work and it requires the highest level of trust. The collaborative spirit is the spirit of trust needed for collaboration to work well. This workshop will introduce participants to the collaboration spectrum and help them discover how to build trust and tighter relationships between organizations that support more effective, stronger collaborative efforts. Participants will learn both individual strategies and organizational strategies for establishing new and strengthening existing collaborations.