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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Strategic Plan

Community Partners Strategic Plan

Program Goal: Build & Strengthen Partnerships to Improve Community Health Outcomes

Objective 1:

Assess community partnerships to meet the needs of Lake County residents by end of fiscal year 2007/2008

A. Evaluate and inventory current formal community partnerships

B. Implement a process to identify and track formal partnerships

C. Implement process to identify informal partnerships

D. Develop and maintain informal partners spreadsheet

Objective 2:

Gain knowledge of available community resources in Lake County

A. Identify available community resources

B. Utilize resources directories as a guide for staff

C. Educate Leadership Plus

D. Supervisors training of staff

E. Division orientation - include an overview

F. Utilize Elder Affairs directory

Objective 3:

Develop and maintain relationships by cultivating new partners as needed to meet community health needs

A. Survey the employees to assess the community health and partnership needs

B. Identify existing employee participating and roles in internal and external committees

Highly Competent Workforce Strategic Plan

Program Goal: Recruit and retain a highly competent workforce

Objective 1:

Improve the recruitment and hiring process by enhancing current processes and practices.

A. Reduce the recruitment timeframe from 48 working days to 32 working days for the hiring of qualified applicants

B. Develop a plan to market the benefits of Department of Health employment and a tool to track its effectiveness.

C. Create a strategic tool identifying innovative recruitment resources.

D. Develop a new supervisory hiring and recruitment training

E. Expand and localize the content of the adopted Basic Supervisor Training.

F. Train supervisors on recruiting and interviewing policies and skills.

G. Review the possibility of offering Basic Supervisor Training locally.

Objective 2:

Increase current retention rate from 72% to 85% by 2010

A. Ensure position descriptions and performance reviews are reviewed and signed by supervisor, reviewing authority, employee and HR on an annual basis to reflect the actual duties and expectations of the job performed.

B. Benchmark pay rates and class specifications with surrounding and/or similar counties.

C. Develop and implement a succession plan.

D. Develop retention training.

E. Train supervisor's on retention training.

Health of Women and Children Strategic Plan

Program Goal: Improve the Health of Women and Children in Lake County

Objective 1:

By 2012, reduce the rate of obesity (? 95% of BMI), among WIC participants, ages 2-5 years, by 2%

A. Identify WIC clients with BMI ? 95% at certifications

B. Counsel & Provide Educational Material

C. Client Follow Up Quarterly

D. Monitor BMI results

E. Evaluate BMI results

F. Offer Family and Support Groups

Objective 2:

By 2012, reduce the rate of obesity (? 95% of BMI) among 1st and 3rd graders in Lake County public schools by 2%

A. Identify 1st & 3rd graders in full service school with BMI ? 95%

B. Counsel & Provide Educational Material

C. Client Follow Up twice yearly (3 & 6 months)

D. Monitor BMI results

E. Evaluate BMI results

F. Offer Family and Support Groups

Objective 3:

By 2012, reduce the rate in Lake County of repeated births to teen mothers ages 15-19 to a rate ?18.4 (2007 State rate)

A. Increase Interconceptual Educational materials to medical providers

B. Increase interconceptual educational materials to Teen Parent Resource Teachers

Objective 4:

By 2012, reduce the infant death rate to ?7.1% (2007 State rate)

A. Educate prenatal care providers in Lake County about Healthy Start Screen

B. Identify High Risk Population within Lake County

Identified high risk population in Lake County Health Department Maternity Clinic

C. Counsel and provide educational material to identified clients (prenatal & post partum)

D. Monitor and Evaluate Screening Data

E. Educate Community: Enhance public knowledge by providing timely and accurate public health educational programs, and by disseminating appropriate educational resources

F. Develop FIMR

Objective 5:

By 2012, reduce the Fetal Death Rate to ? 7.6% (2007 State Rate)

A. Educate prenatal care providers in Lake County about Healthy Start Screen

B. Identify High Risk Population within Lake County

Counsel and provide educational material to identified clients (prenatal & post partum)

C. Educate Community: Enhance public knowledge by providing timely and accurate public health educational programs, and by disseminating appropriate educational resources

D. Develop FIMR

Objective 6:

By 2012, increase the rate of breastfeeding in black, non-Hispanic WIC clients from 51% to 55%

A. Train staff in breastfeeding techniques

B. Completion of breastfeeding module by new WIC staff

C. Provide one hour of breastfeeding training per year to WIC staff

D. Breastfeeding support group at the WIC Leesburg

E. Introduce breastfeeding support group at the WWC site

F. Promote Breast feeding in the community

G. Make Maternity clinic sites breastfeeding friendly.

Facility Strategic Plan

Program Goal: To establish and maintain a safe and comfortable work environment where staff can excel in service.

Objective 1:

Enhanced and improved the working environment for the Lake County Health Department staff and the community.

A. Established Standard Operating Procedures for safety and to implemented training of staff via Track It program.

B. Workforce Excellence Team has identified areas of concern through suggestions, surveys, and reports from the safety committee, and work with the budget department to correct those areas.

C. Will compose a team to visit each site quarterly to access the needs of the site.

D. Assigned safety liaisons at each site to submit inspection results to safety committee.

Objective 2:

Create a comfortable work environment and reduce worker compensation claims by implementing OSHA regulations.

A. Recommended space allocation committee adopts DMS guidelines for employee square footage needs and functions of responsibilities.

B. Will approve budget allowance for purchase of furniture and office ergonomic corrections needed.

C. Annually space allocation committee meets with leadership to determine the needs of the department.

Objective 3:

Decrease the number of facility storage sites and the expenses of transportation.

A. Locating central storage facility that will accommodate the needs of the Lake County Health Department and will eliminate multiple rental units.

B. Researching all available facilities in the central radius of all sites. Provided that the Lake County Health Department has a surplus of 7.5% cash balance and no loss of Federal funding.

C. Will implement E-Bridge electronic documentation of records or like program to reduce the amount of storage for records.

D. Need to reduce fuel expenses by having one location that is centralized for all sites.

Objective 4:

Communicate safety objectives to staff and educate staff in proficient and timely manner.

A. Created and update facility and safety sharepoint sites.

B. Set up surveys and questionnaires to receive staff feedback on areas of concern.

C. Utilized the TRACK-IT system to implement safety training and tracking.

D. Distributed safety bulletins to staff from DOH and to enhance safety bulletin boards at all sites. This will increase safety awareness.

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