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Case in Point: Implementation

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CASE IN POINT:

A PROBLEM-SOLVING EXPERIENCE IN POPULATION HEALTH


Implementation

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Case in Point is designed for in-person delivery as it requires significant collaboration and teamwork. Participants will work in small, interprofessional teams of 7-10 individuals to complete a series of tasks related to the case study and an assigned “Population Lens” which represents the perspective of one affected audience.

Facilitation

To be effective, Case in Point needs one Key Facilitator to coordinate, prepare, and lead the experience, and one Team Advisor assigned to each team. The Team Advisors lead within-team discussions and communicate with the Key Facilitator about challenges the teams experience along the way. 

The experience includes one pre-work assignment, followed by four thematic rounds of tasks: 

1. Problem Solving
2. Leadership
3. Communication
4. Synthesis

Throughout the experience, facilitators may implement “Reality Check” cards, to simulate challenges public health professionals face in the real-world, such as a change in institutional leadership. Each round ends with an opportunity for a debrief within teams, as well as a large group debrief, across all participating teams.

Customization

Case in Point is designed to be flexible to the needs of its audience; the population health topic, “Population Lens” assignments, and specific “Reality Check” challenges can be modified. The Implementation Guide includes instructions for adapting the experience to meet the needs of different organizations.

Timing

The four rounds of Case in Point can be implemented across as little as two days or broken up by round, across multiple days. To maximize retention and facilitate strong working relationships within teams, the developers recommend completing the four rounds within 8 weeks; the pre-work should be assigned at least one week in advance of Round 1.

Planning

The Implementation Guide includes all instructions for planning, modifying, and implementing the Case in Point experience. It is recommended that the Key Facilitator and Team Advisors read through the entire guide before scheduling Case in Point with their organization.

Also, keep in mind the following logistical steps and considerations before getting started. In advance, facilitators should:

  • Create teams of 7-10 inter-professional individuals.
  • Identify a space large enough to facilitate large group debriefs (all participants), and enough small classrooms or break-out rooms for each team to have their own workspace.
  • Prepare to supply teams with materials for brainstorming and creative processes including: pens, markers, paper, highlighters, etc.

Facilitator Materials 

The following materials are provided in separate files for facilitators:

Implementation Guide: 

  • Implementation Guide, including instructions for planning, pre-work, implementation, and evaluation

Participant Materials:

Reality Check Cards:

Population Lens Cards:

 


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This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number, 6 NU36OE000008-02-02, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) initiative through the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.

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