The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) has adapted the Leading Through Health System Change: A Public Health Planning Tool for use in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Initially launched in 2013, with support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in partnership with the National Network of Public Health Institutes, GHPC developed the Planning Tool to aid public health practitioners in thinking strategically as they faced uncertainties presented by health reform and health system transformation.
Now, as health care, public health, and social services mount a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the five-step planning process, guided by the principles of adaptive leadership, remains applicable.
“The tool was designed to move people to a planning mode in the midst of intense uncertainty,” says Glenn Landers, Sc.D., director of health systems at GHPC. “We again face great uncertainty with the coronavirus pandemic, but instead of being paralyzed into inaction, the nation needs adaptive leaders who can assess the challenges they are facing as being technical or adaptive, apply adaptive actions to adaptive challenges, and put planning into action through this five-step planning process. The principles of Leading through Health Systems Change remain more relevant today than ever.”
Click here to see how the five-step planning process can guide teams to focus on actions that lead to innovation and strategic thinking during the COVID-19 pandemic response.
The Georgia Health Policy Center is preparing briefs and practical resources for practitioners across our areas of expertise that will assist with the COVID-19 response. Click here to access these resources.