The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is excited to partner with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to host a monthly, virtual Healthy Start Workshop Series: Tools for Community Transformation. The goal of this interactive series is to improve Healthy Start (HS) programs’ overall performance, including increasing their Community Action Networks’ (CAN) capacity around leadership, partnership development, community engagement, and sustainability. The workshop series will consist of six 45-minute monthly workshops, where NACCHO staff will share a specific tool/resource and discuss how HS grantees can utilize it within their CANs. Participants are encouraged to try these tools and can receive technical assistance from NACCHO during virtual office hours, also offered regularly, to further aid their capacity-building and sustainability efforts tied to each workshop’s topic. 

Below are descriptions of each workshop. Please note, the workshop series is open to all HS grantees. We encourage each grantee to invite one of their CAN partners to attend as well. 


Workshop #1: Series Kick-offThursday, 10/5 from 2-2:45 pm ET 

During this kick-off, NACCHO staff shared a high-level overview of the tools that will be shared throughout the workshop series. They discussed how these tools can help HS projects advance their CAN’s work, and there was an opportunity for participants to ask questions. 

Workshop #1 Slides & Tools:


Workshop #2 Adaptive Leadership Part 1 Thursday, 11/2 from 2-2:45 pm ET 

During this workshop, NACCHO staff provided an overview of Adaptive Leadership and share two tools: the Values, Loyalties, and Losses (VLL) Analysis and Courageous Conversations Model. Both tools can be beneficial in managing changes within organizations and partnerships, developing leadership skills, strengthening community partnerships, and navigating changing political, social, and economic climates.  


Workshop #2 Slides & Tools:


Workshop #3: Adaptive Leadership Part 2 Thursday, 11/9 from 2-2:45 pm ET 

This workshop built upon the previous workshop and continue the conversation around Adaptive Leadership. Participants were encouraged to share their experiences testing the VLL Analysis and Courageous Conversations Model, and NACCHO staff provided technical assistance around the tools. 

Workshop #3 Slides & Tools:


Workshop #4: Community Health Improvement Matrix Thursday, 12/7 from 2-2:45 pm ET 

This workshop introduced participants to the Community Health Improvement Matrix, a tool developed by NACCHO to evaluate and develop strategies for a community health improvement plan. The CHIM helps communities identify strategies that address social determinants of health and systemic drivers of inequity. 

Workshop #4 Slides & Tools:


Office Hour Thursday, 12/14 from 2-2:45 pm ET 


Workshop #5: Community Partner Profiles Thursday, 1/11 from 2-2:45 pm ET  

During this workshop, NACCHO staff discussed the Community Partner Profile tool, which was designed to help partners align themselves to elements of a coalition’s work, such as the priority areas to be addressed through a strategic plan (like a community health improvement plan). NACCHO staff walked through the tool and explained how it can be utilized within the HS CAN. 


Workshop #5 Slides & Tools:


Office Hour Thursday, 1/18 from 2-3 pm ET 


Workshop #6: Sustainability — Thursday, 2/1 from 2-2:45 pm ET 

During this workshop, NACCHO staff discussed their Understanding and Planning for Sustainability: A Guide for Multi-Sector Community Partnerships Working to Address Social Determinants of Health. They introduced the guide and discuss how its resources can aid CAN sustainability efforts, including to inform their Year 5 sustainability plans. 

Workshop #6 Slides & Tools:


Office Hour Thursday, 2/8 from 2-3 pm ET