CHNA 22

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The Greater Brockton
Community Health Network Area
CHNA 22
Linda Gabruk, Chair
Nancy DeLuca, Vice Chair
What is a CHNA?
The Greater Brockton Community Health Network
Area is one of 27 Community Health Network
Areas (CHNA) across Massachusetts.
Established by the Massachusetts Department
of Public Health in 1992, CHNAs (pronounced
“cha-NAHs”) are local coalitions of public, nonprofit, and private sectors working together to
build healthier communities in Massachusetts
through community-based prevention planning
and health promotion.
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Mission
The mission of the Greater Brockton CHNA is to
work toward healthier communities by promoting
collaboration between CHNA partners, providing
support to local health initiatives and prevention
programs, and educating and increasing
awareness of local identified health issues
throughout the ten CHNA communities.
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Catchment Area
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Abington
Brockton
Bridgewater
East Bridgewater
West Bridgewater
Easton
Whitman
Stoughton
Avon
Holbrook
Guiding Principles
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Diversity Awareness
Increase Collaboration
Maintain Continuity of CHNA
Decrease Duplication of Services
Prevention Focused
Support for All 10 CHNA Communities
Meet Community Needs
Communication
Flexible participation respecting your time
Members
• All are welcome. Open to anyone who lives, works, or
attends school in the Brockton CHNA
• Diversity of membership
• Health is broader than it might first appear
• Members are encouraged to bring a buddy
• Some community members: Signature Healthcare
Brockton Hospital, South Shore Hospital, Brockton
Neighborhood Health Center, Brockton Public Schools,
District Attorney’s Office, Caritas Good Sam Hospital,
Behavioral Health, Community Services, High Point, VA,
YMCA, Elder Services, Brockton Family Planning,
Community Connections, MA DPH, Self Help
CHNA 22 Meeting Format
• First Friday of each month
• 8:45 AM – 10:00
A Typical CHNA Meeting
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Welcome and Introduction
Steering Committee Updates
Guest Speaker
Announcements
Networking
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• Monthly Health Topics
• Determined by Community Health
Assessment
• Steering Committee makes final topic
selection
• Focus on Issues and Answers/Innovative
Programming
Meeting Topics 2011-2012
• September - CHNA 22 and You: Getting the Most Out of
Membership
• October - Grant Program Overview
• November - Asthma In Our Communities
• December - Self-Care for Community Caregivers
• January - Regional CHNA Meeting: Sharing Ideas and
Resources
• February - Substance Abuse In Our Communities
• March - Healthy Eating In Our Communities
• April - Oral Health In Our Communities
• May - Grant Recipient Presentations
Steering Committee
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Core that keeps things going
Provides vision & leadership
Determine by-laws and CHNA structure
Develop recruitment plan
Budget approval
Review & award grants
Develop RFP for grants
Steering Committee
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Open meeting
11 voting members
Chair
Vice Chair
Treasurer
Coordinator (non voting)
Meets after general CHNA meeting
STEERING COMMITTEE
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Koren Cappiello – Mayor’s Office
Nancy DeLuca (Vice-Chair) – Signature Healthcare
John Eastman – Self Help
Linda Gabruk (Chair) – Brockton NHC
Peg Holda – South Shore Hospital
Amanda Jablonski – South Bay Mental Health
STEERING COMMITTEE
• Juliana Langille – Community Connections
• Jack Ryan (Treasurer) – BAMSI (Volunteer/
Retired)
• Teresa Tapper – Stoughton Youth Commission
• Janet Trask – Community Rep/VA
• Kathy Ward – Brockton Family Planning
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CHNA Subcommittees
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Website - Present
Grant Development - Present
Health Fair - Past
Community Health Assessment - Past
Funding of CHNA 22
• Determination of Need (DoN)
• Medical Facilities must submit an
application to the Department of Public
Health prior to any capital expenditure.
• A portion of the total cost is designated by
DPH for community health initiatives via
the CHNAs
CHNA Revenue
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Brigham & Women’s $35,340
South Shore Hospital $11,000
Carry Over $32,825
Total: $79,165
• FY’13 South Shore Hospital: Additional
$130,00 per year
CHNA Expenses
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Grants $20,000
Technical Assistance/Coor $9,300
Comm. Health Assessment $6,000
Website $3,000
Fiscal Agent Fee $2,375
Operations $1,500
Inter-CHNA $2,500
Total: $69,875 Leftover to be Carried
Grants
• Large grants-applications accepted
twice/year in the fall and spring
• Mini grants – reviewed monthly
• All grants are subject to availability of
funding!$!
New Focus for Grants
• Identified as a CHNA focus via the
Community Health Assessment & by
applying selected criteria
• Targets Policy and System Change
Criteria for Choosing Health Topics
Criteria #1:
A selected health topic must be supported by quantitative data that
demonstrates a serious problem within the Greater Brockton Area.
• Has a negative aspect which is greater than state or national average
• Has a problem with significant consequences
• Impacts many people
Criteria #2:
A selected health topic must be perceived as a problematic issue by
people in the Greater Brockton CHNA area.
• Community members perceive it as a serious problem.
Criteria #3:
A selected health topic must lead to an improvement in health outcomes
with potential to make a positive impact on the community.
• CHNA members must be convinced the topic has a potential for change.
• Efforts related to a topic must have a sustainability, systems change or
policy change component.
• Efforts must be capable of being evaluated – e.g. process or impact
evaluations
4 Priority Health Topics
for CHNA 22
Asthma
Substance Abuse
Healthy Eating
Oral Health
Focus on Policy Change
Programs vs. Policy
Programs
Policy
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-aimed at individual
change
-hard to sustain
-not part of larger plan
-on-going
-aimed at community
change
-sustainable
-part of a bigger plan
Examples from a school setting
Programs / Events
Policy, Systems,
Environmental Change
Family Fitness Night
Provide healthy drinks
at football game
Open athletic facilities
to public on regular
basis
Eliminate soda in
vending machines
Kick-butts day
Smoke free campus
Health screenings for
staff
Establish a wellness
team
Community Change
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Questions?

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