Turning great ideas into healthier communities

Connie Chan Robison, MPH

Connie Chan Robison is executive director of the Center for Collaborative Planning, a training and technical assistance center at PHI. Robison promotes the center's mission to advocate for health and social justice through work in community development, grassroots leadership development and community building. She uses her background in public health training and systems change to support diverse organizations and communities to maximize their capacity and find common connections to effect social change.

Robison trains and consults with groups and organizations on community change processes, including collaborative efficacy, community advocacy, and engagement and social capital development. She draws on health education and community development know-how to develop culturally appropriate, high-engagement training curriculum. Her knowledge of popular education methods and experiences working with low-literacy populations contributes to her capacity to deliver accessible learning tools and processes.

Robison's leadership on social change movements has been recognized by professional associations such as the California Public Health Association - North; Blue Shield of California, State Sponsored programs; Teach for Tomorrow Partnership, California State University Office of the Chancellor; and the American Cancer Society's Diversity Coalition.

Robison received bachelor's degrees from the University of California, Davis, and a master's in public health from San Jose State University.

Building Healthy Communities Meeting Support

The Center will build capacity for learning among Building Healthy Communities (BHC) stakeholders through reflection, discussion and lifting up of promising practices and implementation issues germane to the initiative's goals.  CCP will enhance capacity through two learning retreats for BHC learning staff, The California Endowment and other partners.

2012 Diversity in the Health Professions Conference

The Center for Collaborative Planning will develop a mechanism to gather input about conference design from grantees, design a conference that is responsive to foundation objectives and grantee needs, coordinate and prepare speakers for conference and dinner participation, and design, produce and distribute conference materials that adhere to the California Wellness Foundation style guidelines.

2012 Diversity in the Health Professions Conference - Supplement

Additional funding is awarded to supplement TCWF's Conference on Increasing Diversity in the Health Professions for an additional half-day.

2012 Women's Health Conference

The Center for Collaborative Planning will develop a mechanism to gather input about conference design from grantees, design a conference responsive to foundation objectives and grantee needs, coordinate and prepare speakers for conference participation, coordinate a call-for-sessions process to develop a conference agenda, and handle other conference logistics.

Advancing Behavioral Health Integration Initiative

The Center for Collaborative Planning will support the Blue Shield of California Foundation, grantees and expert consultants in facilitating and coordinating all activities associated with the Foundation’s Behavioral Health Integration learning community.  With grantee feedback, this learning community has been redesigned to allow grantees to dive deeply into practice innovations with peers.  CCP will leverage resources, talents, and assets of stakeholder groups and maximize engagement in the learning community offerings.

Affordable Care Act Convening

The Center for Collaborative Planning will provide planning, coordination and logistics support for the 2015 ACA Convening for Cal Wellness grantees engaged in ACA implementation activities. The convening will bring together leaders from outreach, enrollment, education, and health advocacy/policy organizations working to implement the legislation for networking, reflection, and sharing best/promising practices and ideas.

Affordable Care Act Implementation Convening

The Center for Collaborative Planning will support the design, implementation and evaluation of a convening for grantees and other stakeholders on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California.

Building Healthy Communities: Support for the Implementation Phase

For the implementation phase of Building Healthy Communities (BHC) the Center for Collaborative Planning and the Center for Civic Partnerships are responsible for implementing peer learning and organizational development support for staff and key partners from the 14 sites who are facilitating the work in place. Support is provided through distance learning, regional and statewide convenings, responsive coaching, and managing of cross-site communications portals for problem-solving and resource sharing.

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network FFS

The Center for Collaborative Planning will provide conference planning and support to the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network in the implementation of a one-day conference in Los Angeles, CA.

Connecting Health and Motivated People

This project aims to engage girls age 12 to 17 and adult allies across Sacramento County in preventing alcohol use. Not only do girls now drink more than boys, but they turn to alcohol and other drugs for serious reasons, such as avoidance of problems and stress relief, data suggest. CCP employs youth development principles and practices to meaningfully connect girls with adult partners who can offer support.

 

 

 

 

Connecting Health and Motivated People To Prevent Alcohol Abuse Among Girls in Sacramento County

The objective of this project is to engage girls age 12-17 and adult allies across Sacramento County with a targeted focus on the most vulnerable youth and populations in the prevention of alcohol use. Utilizing the engagement principles of the 6 Rs (Role, Relationship, Recognition, Respect, Reward, and Results), CCP provides leadership development and capacity building opportunities to coalition members as they develop and implement a mini-grants program and engage community members in best practices to prevent alcohol abuse among girls and young women across Sacramento County.

Diversity in Health Professions Conference 2013

CCP will develop, implement,and evaluate The California Wellness Foundation's 2013 Conference on Increasing Diversity in the Health Professions and the Champions of Health Professions Award dinner for a minimum of 250 participants. The requested funding will support program planning and logistics support functions associated with the project.

Diversity in the Health Professions Convening

The Center for Collaborative Planning will provide planning, coordination and logistics support for the 2015 health advocates retreat for Cal Wellness DHP grantees. The proposed retreat will bring together leaders from California’s health advocacy/policy organizations working to increase diversity in the health professions to reflect, network, and explore shared interests and common ground. 

Elevating Health Hub Discussions

To review evaluation data and produce a paper on Building Healthy Communities convenings and to share the aggregate learnings with stakeholders in California.

Families and Communities Together for Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Families and Communities Together will use a combination of prevention strategies and train-the-trainer modalities to develop parent and caregiver leadership to educate and support ongoing prevention efforts with education and community involvement. Program activities will have particular focus on preventing early initiation of alcohol use and too much alcohol use as outlined in Sacramento County’s 2014-2019 Strategic Plan for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Services. The Center for Collaborative Planning will apply promising practices in motivational interviewing, community and parent engagement, community based participatory research, and prevention planning to identify risk factors for universal and selected target populations and families.

Full Service Community Schools Training and TA for West Contra Costa Unified School District

In coordination with the UC Davis Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) Field Office, the Center is developing a collaborative leadership approach for the school district’s FSCS efforts on achieving education success, health and well-being for students, families and communities. CCP is developing and implementing an FSCS training and technical assistance strategy for district teachers, staff and administration.

Home Visiting Programs Conference

In partnership with the Heising-Simons Foundation and in consultation with the California Home Visiting Program, PHI’s Center for Collaborative Planning will convene a Home Visiting Programs Conference.  Overall conference goals are to inspire innovation, encourage collaboration and deepen learning across the wide array of stakeholders invested in long-term benefits for children’s well-being. 

Home Visiting Programs Regional Trainings

This project is supporting three regional technical assistance meetings in spring 2014 in Northern California, Central Valley, and Southern California.  Each meeting will engage approximately 155 home visitors, program managers/MCH Directors, and other early childhood evidence-based home visiting programs (First 5, Early Head Start) in facilitated discussions, training, and networking over one and one-half days.  The proposed regional structure will help to foster connections across unique environments and opportunities within regions.

Market Analysis and Business Modeling for a Sacramento Based Conference Center

Center for Collaborative Planning (CCP) in partnership with The California Endowment will conduct a market analysis and business modeling for a Sacramento based conference center.  CCP will create a framework for market analysis to explore inclusionary and equitable convening structures and practices including community engagement and research strategies targeting diverse and underrepresented groups.

My Future Initiative

My Future Initiative brings together girls age 12 to 17 and their adult allies in a community coalition to prevent alcohol and substance abuse through outreach, education, advocacy and the provision of safe and positive environments in Sacramento County. The initiative's purpose is to engage young women in leadership development and youth grantmaking to promote healthy alternatives to drug and alcohol use in girls and young women.

Promoting Health Hub Learning

To support development of a learning community across the Building Healthy Communities sites in California to strengthen collaboration and increase the effectiveness of health equity campaigns.

REACH Youth Development Initiative

The Center for Collaborative Planning provides training and technical assistance to nine community coalitions engaged in Sierra Health Foundation's regional youth development initiative in areas of coalition building, systems and policy change, race and health equity, sustainability, and collaborative leadership. Individualized coaching, peer learning, resource sharing of best practices, and cross-site convening are key mechanisms used to deliver support.

Support for California State Rural Health Association Conference

The  Center for Collaborative Planning is providing conference implementation services to the California State Rural Health Association for its two-day conference with approximately 200 attendees in Sacramento, Calif.

TCWF Program Staff Retreat

Center for Collaborative Planning will design and facilitate a 1.5 day planning retreat for TCWF grantmaking staff on December 2-3, 2015.

The California Wellness Foundation Re-Entry Women & Employment Initiative

The Center for Collaborative Planning will perform project management duties for The California Wellness Foundation's Re-Entry Women and Employment Initiative and the Women of Color and HIV/AIDS/STIs Initiative to perform design and implementation work to successfully launch both initiatives in October 2016.

UCSF Symposium

CCP will design and facilitate a presentation for the UCSF Symposium, including developing presentation materials and providing consultation services.

Women's Health Leadership Program

The Center for Collaborative Planning launched their regional Women's Health Leadership-San Joaquin Valley program in four counties in California's Central Valley. The program engages women leaders of nonprofit organizations serving low-income people and communities of color in a year long leadership development program, to enhance the infrastructure of nonprofit organizations in this region. The program will expand into four more Central Valley counties.

Women’s Health Conference 2013

This project will convene organizations funded by The California Wellness Foundation and other stakeholder to learn and explore issues of women's health. The objective for the grant is to develop, implement and evaluate a one-day conference on the issue of women's health.

Youth Engaged in Action for Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Youth Engaged in Action will use a combination of prevention strategies and train-the-trainer modalities to educate and build leadership of youth to educate and support ongoing prevention efforts.  Program activities will have particular focus on preventing early initiation of alcohol use and too much alcohol use as outlined in Sacramento County’s 2014-2019 Strategic Plan for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Services. The Center for Collaborative Planning will apply promising practices in youth development, community based participatory research, prevention planning, peer learning and support, and youth advocacy to identify risk factors for universal and selected target populations.

Capacity Building & Training

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Community Development

Many of the social determinants that shape health also are tied to poverty, such as employment, education, housing, and the built environment. The ...

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Health Equity & Social Justice

Our health and wellbeing are directly impacted by our community environments. Unfortunately, not all environments are designed to promote and suppo...

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Rural Health

Rural communities face unique challenges to accessing quality health care and implementing sustainable policies to improve health outcomes. Many pu...

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Technical Assistance

Today’s public health systems are challenged to do more with fewer resources. Strengthening public health systems and services is fundamental...

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