Implementing Critical Elements of the Health for All Model
The Health for All Model has interrelated five phases: a) Collaborative Planning and Capacity Building (e.g., action planning), b) Targeted Action and Intervention (e.g., community mobilization), c) Community and System Changes (e.g., new/modified programs policies, and practices), d) Widespread Behavior Change (e.g., increases in physical activity, healthy nutrition, those receiving health screenings), and d) Improving Community Health Outcomes (e.g., reduced rates of diabetes, eliminate disparities). Click here for more information on the Model.
Five elements are critical to implementing this Model. They include:
- Establish an organizational structure with action committees.
This consists of establishing a functional organization structure, including action committees, which can help support the work. Supports for implementation include:
- Toolkit: Improving Organizational Management and Development
- Developing Multisector Task Forces or Action Committees for the Initiative
- Action plan of community-determined strategies.
This consists of implementing new or modified community-determined programs, policies, and practices that are directed at improving risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes among Latinos in the Coalition’s target area. Supports for implementation include:
- Toolkit: Developing Strategic and Action Plans
- An Overview of Strategic Planning or “VMOSA” (Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies, and Action Plans)
- Developing Successful Strategies: Planning to Win
- Example Latino Health for All Coalition Priority Community and System Changes to be Sought
- Example Latino Health for All Coalition Action Plan
- Community mobilizer to stimulate involvement and action
This consists of hiring and supporting a community mobilizer who can help stimulate community involvement and action towards realizing the action plan. Supports for implementation include:
- Overview and Evidence Base – Arranging for Community Mobilizers
- Core Tasks and Tools – Arranging for Community Mobilizers
- Example Latino Health for All Coalition Community Mobilizing Action Worksheet
- Distribution of grant resources through the use of mini-grant funding allocations
This consists of allocating resources for community partners who are working to implement the action plan and/ or who are working to address other community-determined goals. Supports for implementation include:
- Documentation and feedback on community/ system change and other evidence of progress
This consists of using an online system for capturing community/ system change and using documented information to inform process, engage in sensemaking, and to provide accountability to stakeholders. Supports for implementation include: