Public Health 3.0
Public Health 3.0 emphasizes collaborative engagement and actions that directly affect the social determinants of health inequity. NACCHO is working with its local health departments to define what Public Health 3.0 means in practical, viable terms, and how to refine the LHD’s role in leading these efforts in the communities they serve. The good news is that many communities across the nation are already doing the hard work to change their local health system to foster improvements in their community's health.
Below you will find information about the five Public Health 3.0 recommendations, with an emphasis on the role of the Community Health Strategist in addressing population health, as well as resources for each recommendation and stories from the field that describe how creative, dynamic collaborations are advancing community health.
Embrace the Role of the Community Health Strategist
The Community Health Strategist is integral to coalition-led efforts that transform public health.
Cultivate Cross-Sector Partnerships
Engage with public and private community partners to diversify resources and foster collective action.
Case studies and success stories of collaboration and engagement.
Pursuing accreditation could help local health departments implement Public Health 3.0.
Strategies for accreditation and performance improvement resources.
Document Success with Data and Metrics
Timely and relatable data should be made accessible to communities throughout the country, and clear metrics to document success in public health practice should be developed to guide, focus, and assess the impact of initiatives, including those targeting the social determinants of health.
Health Information Exchange topics.