Training

Systems Thinking: Habits for Addressing Public Health Challenges
Systems Thinking: Habits for Addressing Public Health Challenges Helen de Pinho,MBBCh, FCCH, MBA Assistant Professor Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Livestreaming November 12th, 2019 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Recognize the events, patterns, and structures relating to complex public health challenges
  • Explain how mental models impact the way we perceive, and intervene in, public health problems
  • Identify ways to incorporate systems thinking habits in your everyday practice

Date: November 12, 2019

Presenter:
Helen de Pinho,MBBCh, FCCH, MBA
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University


In this month’s Log-in2Learn webinar, you will learn how to integrate systems thinking concepts into your work to address public health issues from Dr. Helen De Pinho. The webinar further delves into various systems thinking habits to develop in public health practice. Helen explains that systems thinking is not about looking at events in isolation, but rather considers underlying patterns, events and structures. The webinar provides a look into decoding the complexity of public health problems and tool to avoiding linear thinking. Based on a fictitious case study, you will learn how to apply concrete systems thinking approaches in daily public health practice, taking into consideration your own mental models and the mental models that may be embedded in organizations where you work.

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Recognize the events, patterns, and structures relating to complex public health challenges
  2. Explain how mental models impact the way we perceive, and intervene in, public health problems
  3. Identify ways to incorporate systems thinking habits in your everyday practice
Region 2 Public Health Training Center