Meeting Planning, Facilitation, and Report Preparation, continued


  • The American Lung Association of a large metropolitan city in collaboration with the city and state health departments contracted with HCG to plan and facilitate a one-day symposium comprised of community and religious leaders, service providers and policy and decision makers. The purpose of the symposium was to begin development of a community-based strategic plan designed to prevent and control tuberculosis in the city's African-American communities that were experiencing a high incidence of the disease. More than 90 leaders participated and the outcomes were presented in a formal report prepared by HCG to the City Council's Committee on Health. The Committee introduced a resolution the city council that passed and called for similar public hearings/symposiums to be conducted in three other communities with a high burden of the disease. The city council also provided seed funding to carry out these programs.

  • A professional association working in collaboration with a federal agency established a committee of nationally recognized experts in managed care, public health practice, and academe. HCG personnel facilitated meetings and discussions with these experts to: identify and discuss the impact of managed care on academic public health, prioritize issues that could be addressed by academic public health, and formulate recommendations on how schools of public health should address the priorities identified. A report of meeting outcomes and recommendations was prepared and distributed nationally.