Public Health 3.0 Workforce Development Forum

Public Health 3.0 
An Illinois Workforce Development Forum
May 2-3, 2018 – Springfield, Illinois
Registration is open!

Public Health 3.0, is a national model and major upgrade in public health practice to emphasize cross-sectoral environmental, policy, and systems-level actions that directly affect the social determinants of health and advance health equity. A forum is planned to focus on how the Illinois public health system can integrate the recommendations and components from Public Health 3.0. In Illinois many communities have already developed community partnerships and 11 Illinois local health departments and the state health department have achieved national public health accreditation.

  • How do we build from our successes into a Public Health 3.0 system?
  • What are the recommendations from Public Health 3.0?
  • What are the next steps in ensuring the public health system in Illinois is embracing Public Health 3.0?
  • What can your health department and community health partners do to improve public health practice and ensure social determinants of health are being more effectively addressed?


Forum Objectives:

  1. Describe the local health department role of Chief Health Strategist to address social determinants of health, assess how you are fulfilling this role and create plans to advance your health department in this role
  2. Identify effective engagement and partnership strategies to collectively address one or more social determinants of health
  3. Understand best practices for local cross-sectoral data sharing
  4. Identify at least one new innovative funding strategy
  5. Identify opportunities to better align with Public Health 3.0 principles through accreditation related standards and improvements

Forum Schedule:

May 2 (Governmental Public Health)
1:00 – 3:00 PM: Opening Plenary
3:15 – 4:45 PM: Workshops
5:00 – 6:00 PM: Cocktail Roundtables
6:00 – 8:30 PM: Dinner Plenary

May 3 (Governmental Public Health and Key Community Health Partners)
8:00 – 9:30 AM: Opening Plenary
10:00 – 11:30 AM: Workshops
11:30 – 1:00 PM: Luncheon Plenary
1:15 – 4:45 PM: Workshops

For more information, see the two-page overview of the forum.


The Public Health 3.0 Workforce Development Forum Planning Committee is seeking examples of multi-sector collaborations that are driving collective action to improve population health and address the social determinants of health. We would like to highlight successes and lessons learned from local health departments, hospital systems, and community partners from across Illinois.

The abstract submission process is brief; for more information on presentation topics and submission requirements, please see the call for abstracts document or visit the abstract submission website. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 13, 2018, 5PM CST.

For questions, please contact Laurie Call at or 312.850.4744.