The Preventive Services ToolKit (PSTK) is a set of political science and public administration skills formatted as a rapid (1 hour) strategic planning protocol to enable the user to assess the feasibility of a proposed action and to substantially enhance the user's ability to get the bureaucracy or legislature to do what he or she wants done.
The Saturday session will consist of a presentation of the most of the technical material having to do with understanding the nature of strategic planning and the strategic planning protocol, the basic principles of political and administrative science that public health practitioners should be familiar with, and demonstration of how to use this knowledge when dealing with proposing inclusion of PSTK material in medical school curricula and a variety of other issues. I anticipate this session being about 2/3 lecture and about 1/3 dialogue and audience participation.
The Sunday session will begin with a 20-30 minute review of key elements from the Saturday session, followed by the PSTK take on cost-benefit analysis and partnering and extensive exercising of the concepts covered on a variety of potential problems and issues, with focus on those most important to participants.
This session will also include a self-graded multiple-choice examination (CME style) to assure that the major points were well understood.
The goal will be to enable those who participate in both sessions to be able to use and teach the skills covered, and for those able to participate in only a single session, to have a pretty good idea what these skills are and how to use the one-hour strategic planning protocol, with guidance from a trainer.
Registration is complimentary but required for Inaugural AAPHP Professional Development Series. Register by clicking here: http://www.aaphp.org/event-2660407/Registration