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 Developing Cross-sector Partnerships: Facilitators, Strategies & Barriers 

Developing Cross-sector Partnerships: Facilitators, Strategies & Barriers 

What: Webinar
When: June 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
The Ontario Public Health Association is hosting a webinar series as part of the Keeping Kids Healthy through Collective Impact Project.

Working in a partnership often involves a cross-sector of people from diverse professions, backgrounds and experiences representing different sectors (e.g., education, health care, municipal, non-profit, public health and recreation) to network, coordinate, cooperate, and collaborate for mutual benefits. Developing and sustaining these types of partnerships takes time and effort. In this webinar, we will share the results of a primary study conducted to understand the facilitators, strategies and barriers when working in a cross-sector partnership. Key findings will be shared and three implications for practice highlighted. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in a facilitated discussion.

This webinar will be of interest to anyone working in or leading a cross-sector partnership.

Learning objectives:
At the end of this webinar, participants will:
  • Recognize facilitators and barriers for developing cross-sector partnerships.
  • Identify at least one strategy for the effective development of cross-sector partnerships.
  • Reflect how the information can be applied to their own context.

Kim Bergeron, PhD, Capacity building, policy and research specialist, Consultant, Ontario Public Health Association
  • Kim earned a PhD with a focus on strengthening the collaborative efforts of planners and public health professionals. Kim has more than 20 years of experience working with and leading cross-sector partnerships to create healthier communities where people live, learn, work and play. She is a systems-thinker who is proficient in designing and implementing learning activities for learners to test ideas, initiate critical thinking and apply the knowledge gained to solve real problems. 
Melanie Sanderson, MPH, Project Coordinator, Ontario Public Health Association
  • Melanie serves as a Project Coordinator, and joined OPHA in Jan 2017. She holds a MPH degree specializing in sociobehavioural science and has a background in health promotion and kinesiology. Melanie enjoys working on projects that bring together a range of partners that can through collaboration promote health for all in Ontario and beyond.   
Additional Information:
  • The Keeping Kids Healthy through Collective Impact project is being led by OPHA in collaboration with partners including the alPHa-OPHA Health Equity Work Group, the Alliance for Healthier Communities, the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, Children’s Mental Health Ontario, Eco-Ethonomics Inc., Ontario Municipal Social Services Association, Propel Centre for Population Health, and Public Health Ontario.

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