Partnership conferenceEvidence. Equity. Empowerment. Evolution.
Health departments and communities working together

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The Center for Healthy Communities
Los Angeles

Sponsored by The California Endowment Organized by the Center for Community Health and Evaluation


Nearly 150 representatives of local health departments, community groups, health care providers, and grantmakers gathered at the Center for Healthy Communities for a day of stimulating presentations and discussions with their colleagues. Links to conference presentations in PDF format are below. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Clarissa Hsu at 206-287-4276 or

Conference agenda [PDF, 252KB]

Please note changes in agenda:
Welcoming Remarks: George Flores, MD, MPH, The California Endowment/Greater Bay Area Regional Office Concluding Remarks: Beatriz Solis, MPH, PhD, The California Endowment/Greater Los Angeles Program Office

Conference proceedings [PDF, 3.3MB]

Case studies and other reports related to the conference and the Partnership for the Public’s Health (PPH) Initiative


Bill Beery, Center for Community Health and Evaluation
Audio [MP3, 1MB]

George Flores, Senior Program Officer, The California Endowment
Presentation [PDF, 130KB]
Audio [MP3, 2MB]


The ABCDs of Healthy Communities
Jim Diers
Community Liaison, University of Washington-Community Partnerships
Adjunct Faculty, Asset Based Community Development Institute
Presentation [PDF, 10.2MB]
Audio [MP3, 4MB]

Public Health and Communities: Making Progress Together
Tony Iton
Director & Health Officer, Alameda County Public Health Department
Presentation [PDF, 2.1MB]
Audio [MP3, 6MB]

Keynote Panel Q&A
Audio [MP3, 2MB]


The Lessons of PPH: Findings from the Legacy Evaluation
Clarissa Hsu
Research Associate, Center for Community Health and Evaluation
Presentation [PDF, 212KB]
Audio [MP3, 4MB]

Shasta County partnership
Donnell Ewert
Director, Shasta County Public Health
Michele Erickson
Deputy Director, Anderson Partnership for Healthy Children
Presentation [PDF, 1.1MB]
Audio [MP3, 2MB]

Long Beach partnership
Cheryl Barrit
Prevention Services Officer, City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
Maria Madrid
Community Worker, The Children’s Clinic
Audio [MP3, 2MB]



  1. Communicating for Change
    Lori Dorfman
    Director, Berkeley Media Studies Group
    Presentation [PDF, 440KB]
    Audio [MP3, 10MB]

  2. Power to the People
    Sarah Elwood
    Associate Professor of Geography, University of Washington
    Presentation [PDF, 2.0MB]
    Audio [MP3, 9MB]

  3. Ladder of Community Participation
    Mary Anne Morgan
    Director, Public Health Outreach, Education & Collaborations, Contra Costa County Health Services
    Tiombe Mashama
    Senior Health Education Specialist, Public Health Outreach, Education & Collaborations, Contra Costa County Health Services
    Presentation [PDF, 796KB]
    Audio [MP3, 5MB]

  4. Public Health Planning with MAPP
    Lisa Jacobs
    Program Associate, National Association of County & City Health Officials
    Presentation [PDF, 541KB]

    Cleopathia Moore
    Associate Director, Public Health Division, Stanislaus County Health Services Agency
    Presentation [PDF, 713KB]

    Audio [MP3, 5MB]

  5. Beyond the Usual Suspects: New Partners for Policy and Systems Change
    Tanya Kleinman
    Assistant Director, Center for Civic Partnerships

    Presentation [PDF, 113KB] 

    Dana Richardson
    Director, Advocacy and Community Health, Community Health Improvement Partners of San Diego County
    Presentation [PDF, 337KB]

    Audio [MP3, 8MB]


Wendel Brunner
Director of Public Health, Contra Costa County Health Services
Barbara Becnel
Director, Neighborhood House of North Richmond
Facilitated by Jim Diers
Audio [MP3, 7MB]

Beatriz Solis
Senior Program Officer, The California Endowment
Audio [MP3, 559 KB]