System change is about improving the structure and culture of systems that influence health and well-being for individuals and communities. CHS supports system change collaboratives to help stakeholders work together for better policy, practice, and equity.
- A system collaborative can be convened by an association, foundation, public agency, or other organization seeking to support professional learning.
- The basic approach is to choose a focus, engage participants, define goals, design and develop supports, and collaborate on learning and action to accomplish the goals.
- Participants could include individuals or teams depending on the goals of the collaborative.
- The time period could run from a few weeks to months depending on the scope of the collaborative.
- The supports and activities are tailored to meet the goals of the collaborative, and typically include a mix of online resources, virtual meetings, in-person strategy sessions, coaching, and technical assistance.
How CHS Can Help
If your organization would like to create a system change collaborative, CHS can help you:
- Define objectives for the collaborative.
- Assess interests and needs of participants.
- Design collaborative activities and programs.
- Develop collaborate resources including content and subject matter experts.
- Facilitate collaborative events and activities.
- Support development of system change strategies.
- Evaluate impact on system change.
Recent examples of system change collaboratives supported by CHS include:
- A statewide collaborative to help hospitals and public health agencies work together for population health assessment and improvement.
- A statewide collaborative to support health system change for reducing delivery of low-value services.
- A statewide collaborative to help community health centers implement structural and cultural changes for becoming a patient centered medical home.
- A statewide collaborative to support system change for improving home visiting at the community level.
- A school-community collaborative to help a local public school district support student health across the system.