DOH HEALTH PROMOTION

The foundation of What type of work Health Promotion performs comes from the Public Health Essential Services:

1. Inform, educate and empower people about health issues.
2. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems 3. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts

Source: Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, last modified August 2006

Mission Statement:
We enable and mobilize our diverse communities to create positive and lasting solutions to population health issues in addition to help raise awareness, and facilitate community engagement to identify these issues.

Core Values

• Positive & Dynamic Teamwork
• Building Relationships
• Community Empowerment
• Respect for a Variety of Organizational Processes
• Flexibility within Our Role in Our Communities

Examples of what the Northwest Region Health Promotion Team Does
• Work within their local Public Health Offices
• Serve as the connection between a variety of audiences to provide education and information
• Conduct trainings on effective meetings, facilitation, conflict resolution and communication
• Help recruit key partners to mitigate poor health outcomes in our communities
• Coordinate efforts between local, state, tribal and federal public health systems
• Support local community initiated coalitions and create linkages to improved population based health and wellness outcomes
• Collaborate with community health councils, coalitions, and numerous other networks using systems models such as Results Based Accountability, Logic Models, Health in All

Policies, Collective Impact
• Aid communities in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation toward better public policies
• Accesses resources and funding for their communities
• Link communities to data resources, evidence-based interventions and programs