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Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services By Elizabeth Chung, MS Easten Law, MA The Learning Institute For Enrichment & Discovery October 16, 2010.

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Capacity Building

in Small Town America

to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services

By

Elizabeth Chung, MS

Easten Law, MA

The Learning Institute For Enrichment & Discovery

October 16, 2010


Capacity building is defined as the "process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world."

(Ann Philbin, Capacity Building in Social Justice Organizations Ford Foundation, 1996)

Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Why capacity building in community health
Why Capacity Building in Community Health? and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world."

It gives fluidity, flexibility and functionality of an organization to operate within its cultural competency in order to accommodate to the changing needs of the population that is served.

Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Life discovery center in frederick county md

LIFE & Discovery Center and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." in Frederick County, MD


Background life discovery
Background and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." ~LIFE & Discovery

  • Founded in 2004. Minority led (primarily of Asian decent) community based organization

  • Vision – There is quality of life through education.

  • Mission

    • Promote Asian languages and culture

    • Improve access to health and human services

    • Advocate Citizenship and Language Access

    • Develop community leadership

  • Awarded by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to develop the “Frederick County Minority Outreach & Technical Assistance” Project (FCMOTA)

    Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Capacity building through mota minority outreach technical assistance

Capacity building through “MOTA” and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world."

(Minority Outreach & Technical Assistance)

“Bringing together diverse entities for the empowerment of the whole.”

Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Background mota

The CRFP established the and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." “Minority Outreach & Technical Assistance Program” (MOTA) to promote effective involvement of minorities in CFRP throughout the StateCapacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS

Background ~ MOTA


Sustainable minority outreach and technical assistance smota methodology

SUSTAINABLE and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." MINORITY OUTREACHAND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (SMOTA) Methodology

Adopted CDC Scientific Outreach Tool Expanding MOTA Methodology for Capacity Building and Sustainable Development

Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Sustainable minority outreach and technical assistance smota adopted cdc scientific outreach tool
SUSTAINABLE MINORITY OUTREACH and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (SMOTA) Adopted CDC Scientific Outreach Tool

  • PHASE I – Engagement

    • Prepare to engage the community

    • Formulate and clarify MOTA goals

    • Seek to understand minority communities

  • PHASE II – Outreach

    • Establish relationships in each minority community

    • Encourage and foster empowerment in communities

      Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Sustainable minority outreach and technical assistance smota adopted cdc scientific outreach tool1

PHASE III –Technical Assistance and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world."

Facilitate partnership for social change

Recognize and respect diversity

Develop and enhance capacities

Place the community at center of change process

Encourage strategic planning in each community

PHASE IV – Sustainability

Facilitate and sustain resource development

Develop infrastructure to sustain minority groups

Institutionalize partnerships & foster

Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS

SUSTAINABLE MINORITY OUTREACHAND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (SMOTA) Adopted CDC Scientific Outreach Tool


L d mota frederick county mota network
L&D + MOTA = and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." Frederick County MOTA Network


L d mota fcmota network
L&D + MOTA = FCMOTA NETWORK and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world."

  • 2005 – L&D was a sub-grantee to MOTA through the Frederick Memorial Health System

  • 2006 – Present, L&D became the lead grantee for Frederick County and formed FCMOTA

  • FCMOTA include faith-based, foundations, community service agencies, business, ethnic organizations, immigrant advocacy groups

  • FCMOTA groups participate in regional and state training sessions focused on cancer and tobacco intervention


Fcmota program
FCMOTA Program and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world."

  • Goal Statement:

    The goal of the Frederick County Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance (FCMOTA) is to assist the CRFP Program to reduce tobacco use and cancer mortality among minorities throughout the State of Maryland.


Mota fy 2010 objectives
MOTA: FY 2010 Objectives and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world."

  • Objective 1: To increase the education and awareness of minorities on tobacco related illnesses, the consequences of tobacco use, tobacco prevention/cessation, minority cancer disparities, and local cancer screening opportunities, by the end of FY 2010.

  • Objective 2: To increase the recruitment and training of minorities to actively participate in and advocate for the health service needs of targeted minorities in the Local Cancer and Tobacco Community Health Coalitions, by the end of FY 2010.

  • Objective 3: To increase the number of minorities that seek cancer screening opportunities, by the end of FY 2010.

  • Objective 4: To increase the number of minorities that seek tobacco cessation program opportunities, by the end of FY 2010.

    Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Fcmota 2010 performance measures
FCMOTA and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." 2010 Performance Measures

  • 8654 culturally appropriate health education materials distributed to minorities

  • 17 cultural events/health sessions conducted targeting minorities

  • 10 minorities recruited for local Cancer Coalition

  • 3986 minority person received cancer / tobacco education

    Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Fcmota 2010 performance measures1
FCMOTA and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." 2010 Performance Measures

  • 21 minority organizations / persons were provided with technical assistance

  • 38 minority organizations / persons were trained on advocacy on cancer prevention.

  • 22 health education sessions were conducted for minority persons.

  • 47 Cancer screening and Quitline referrals were made

    Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


The fcmota pledges
The FCMOTA Pledges: and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world."

  • 1) Targets outreach efforts to other Asian and minorities through community leadership and community networks.

  • 2) Establishes relationships and secures commitments with Asian and other minority community based consultants and organizations

    Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


The fcmota pledges1
The FCMOTA Pledges: and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world."

  • 3) Community development is a process dedicated to connecting people, ideas, and resources in a culturally appropriate way to improve health conditions in and across communities.

  • 4) Through well-organized and sustained community development efforts, communities identify their needs, develop an agenda with goals and objectives, then build the capacity to plan and take action to address these needs and enhance community well-being.

    Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS

    ..


The fcmota pledges2
The FCMOTA Pledges: and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world."

  • 5) Capacity building efforts that create relationships and exchange knowledge across cultures bring people together and strengthen communities.

  • 6) The FCMOTA partners bring together diverse entities to offer leadership, time, knowledge, creativity, and hard work to establish community partnerships and collaborations for the empowerment of the whole community.

    Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Fcmota methodology

FCMOTA and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." Methodology

Community Development Strategies

Capacity Building Strategies

Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Community development strategies
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world."

  • Subcontract other community-based minority organizations

    • Link FCMOTA organizations together into a network

  • Secure support from the local health department

  • Collaborate local health department to establish disparities reduction goals for tobacco and cancer programs

  • Exchange work plans and partner on community education, screening and outreach

    Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Capacity building strategies
CAPACITY BUILDING and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." STRATEGIES

  • Perform S.W.O.T. analysis of the local Asian communities

  • Mapping of local assets of bilingual and bicultural resources

  • Develop local leaders (including youth) with the understanding, skills and access to information, knowledge and training related to health promotion and disease prevention.

    Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Capacity building strategies continued
CAPACITY BUILDING and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." STRATEGIES – (Continued)

  • Develop organizational management structures, processes and procedures within L&D.

  • Facilitate the management of organizational relationships between the different FCMOTA partners, organizations and sectors (public, private and community).

  • Apply the SMOTA

    Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Capacity building a healing process in cultural diversity
Capacity Building: and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world." A Healing Process In Cultural Diversity


The FCMOTA is the key entity to bring the pieces of the puzzle together!!!!

FCMOTA

Women's Groups


Human Resource puzzle together!!!!

FCPS – ELL

Program

Asian American /

Asian Pacific

Islander

Commission


Job/economic puzzle together!!!!

Development

Activities

Immigrant

Services

CBO

Business

Consultant/

CBO

Women’s

Groups Events

and Activities

Organizational

Relations

Health and

Human Services /

CBO

Women’s

Consultant/

CBO

Asian American/

Asian Pacific

Islander

Consultant/

CBO


African American puzzle together!!!!

Community Based

Organizations

Hispanic / Latino

Community Events

and Activities

Hispanic / Latino

Community Based

Organizations

Women's

Groups

American Indian/

Alaska Native

Community Based

Organizations

Asian American /

Asian Pacific

Islander

Community Based

Organizations


Each of us has a role to play. puzzle together!!!!

We all have a piece of the puzzle to contribute to the reduction in smoking, control of cancer, and the overall improvement of health among minorities.

Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


We can achieve sustainable positive outcomes when all segments of the community work together to make the vision of healthy communities a reality.

Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Acknowledgement
Acknowledgement segments of the community work together to make the vision of healthy communities a reality.

This slide presentation was made possible by the technical support of

Truemenda C. Green, MA

Grants Program Manager/ CRFP/MOTA

201 W. Preston Street, rm 500

Baltimore, MD 21201

410-767-8954

[email protected]

Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


Contact
CONTACT segments of the community work together to make the vision of healthy communities a reality.

Elizabeth Chung, MS

Executive Director

LIFE & Discovery, Inc.

1 West Second Street

Frederick MD 21701

301-788-2870

[email protected]

www.lifeanddiscovery.com

Capacity Building in Small Town America to Improve Multi-Cultural Health Care Education, Access and Services. - Elizabeth Chung, MS


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