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This document is a high level summary of the stakeholder process, including themes for each stakeholder. It is not the comprehensive, detailed plan that Milne & Associates and staff will continue to work with in order to implement the process.

As public health system partners, stakeholders have interest in and feedback on the issues and process of this project. Their perspectives and support are critical to the success of this project. It is our intent to gather key stakeholder views and share the progress made to the extent this project's resources allow.

This document is a high level summary of the stakeholder process, including themes for each stakeholder. It is not the comprehensive, detailed plan that Milne & Associates and staff will continue to work with in order to implement the process.

As public health system partners, stakeholders have interest in and feedback on the issues and process of this project. Their perspectives and support are critical to the success of this project. It is our intent to gather key stakeholder views and share the progress made to the extent this project's resources allow.

Stakeholder Milne and Associates King County Project Team
Board of Health (BOH) The role of the Board of Health is to improve the health and safety of those who live, work, and play in King County and to adopt certain health-related fees and regulations.

During Phase I, Milne and Associates will hold 3 small group meetings (each meeting will have 2-4 BOH members) to elicit feedback and input prior to the development of the Phase I framework. For Phase I, specific questions are being developed. In general, the themes will be (1) What does the BOH see as the critical roles for public health? (2) What is the BOH interest in public health? (3) What outcome is most needed from the PHOMP process?

During Phase II, it is anticipated that a similar process will be undertaken, to be finalized in the Phase II work plan.

During Phase I and Phase II, King County Project Team will brief, update, and educate. There are many options for continued communication including but not limited to: Briefings at the Board of Health, one-on-one briefings, e-mail updates and/or written updates in monthly packets.

Elected Officials

Elected Officials include: King County Council, King County Executive, and elected officials from the Cities of King County (separated into City of Seattle and Suburban Cities).

During Phase I, Milne and Associates will hold a small group meeting (each meeting will have 2-5 participants) for each entity: King County Council, King County Executive, City of Seattle Council, City of Seattle Mayor, and Suburban Cities to elicit feedback and input prior to the development of the Phase I framework. The small group is intended for elected officials; others such as department heads may also be included as determined by the entity. For Phase I, specific questions are being developed. In general, the themes will be (1) background and update on the PHOMP and public health, then (2) What does the entity see as the critical roles or public health? (3) What is the interest in public health? (4) What outcome is most needed from the PHOMP process?

During Phase II, it is anticipated that a similar process will be undertaken, to be finalized in the Phase II work plan.

During Phase I and Phase II, King County Project Team will brief, update, and educate. There are many options for continued communication including but not limited to: Briefings at standing committee meetings, one-on-one briefings, staff-to-staff feedback and briefings.

Department Heads of King County and Cities in King County

Includes King County Department Heads and others from Cities in King County

As needed.

During Phase I and Phase II, King County Project Team working in conjunction with the Director of Public Health, will brief, update, have dialogue and elicit feedback. We acknowledge that there are some departments that have greater interface with public health services and, as such, may want or need one-one briefings, interchange, or formal briefings at standing meetings. Specifics will be addressed as requested. There are many options for continued communication including but not limited to: standing cabinet or other standing monthly meetings, one-on-one briefings (if needed and as resources allow), e-mail updates, and website.

During Phase II, it is anticipated that a similar process will be undertaken, to be finalized in the Phase II work plan.

Employees of Public Health

Includes employees of Public Health Seattle/King County

During Phase I, Milne and Associates will hold small group meetings with expert representatives and departmental leadership group to elicit subject matter expertise feedback and input prior to the development of the Phase I framework. In addition, Milne & Associates will request subject matter experts provide background and context for specific information needs. For group meetings in Phase I, specific questions are being developed. In general, the themes will be:

  • What is the purpose and role of a public health authority in a major metropolitan region?
  • How has the health environment changed in the past decade and what is the forecast for the next ten years?
  • What is the policy environment under which Public Health-Seattle & King County operates?
  • How has the funding of county public health services changed over the past ten years and what are the implications for the future?
  • How have other metropolitan health departments responded to similar circumstances?

During Phase II, it is anticipated that a similar process will be undertaken, to be finalized in the Phase II work plan.

During Phase I and Phase II, the King County Project Team in conjunction with the Director of Public Health and the staff expertise of Public Health employees, will brief, update, and have dialogue on key issues. There are many options for continued communication including but not limited to: Briefings at standing employee and/or division meetings, one-on-one briefings, e-mail, published update in the staff newsletter "Health Beat" and website.

Experts in Public Health and Health Care (outside the department)

Includes but is not limited to, University of Washington Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine, Washington State Departments of Health, and Ecology, federal agencies, Hospitals and Health Care Organizations, Community Clinics, and Harborview Medical Center.

During Phase I, Milne and Associates will hold small group meetings with expert representatives outside the department to elicit feedback and input prior to the development of the Phase I framework. For Phase I, specific questions are being developed, in general, the themes will be (1) background and update on the PHOMP, then (2) What role does public health play in the community and county? (3) What are public health priorities, key issues facing public health, and potential solutions? (4) What outcome is most needed from the PHOMP process? (5) What role does the expert's organization play (or should play) in public health related activities? (6) What support does the expert's organization need from PHSKC in order to fulfill that role effectively?

During Phase II, it is anticipated that a similar process will be undertaken, to be finalized in the Phase II work plan.

During Phase I and Phase II, King County Project Team in conjunction with the Director of Public Health and the staff expertise of Public Health Employees, will brief, update, and educate. There are many options for continued communication including but not limited to: Briefings at standing committee meetings, one-on-one briefing, e-mail, and website.
Labor Representatives for Public Health

During Phase II, Milne and Associates will hold a group meeting with labor representatives to elicit feedback and input. For Phase II, specific questions are being developed, in general, the themes will be (1) background and update on the PHOMP and public health, then (2) What does labor see as the critical roles for public health? (3) What outcome is most needed from the PHOMP process?

During Phase II, it is anticipated that a similar process will be undertaken, to be finalized in the Phase II work plan.

During Phase I and Phase II, King County Project Team working in conjunction with the Director of Public Health, will brief, update, and educate and elicit feedback. There are many options for continued communication including but not limited to: standing monthly meetings, one-on-one briefings, e-mail updates, and website.

Partners and Clients

Includes and is not limited to: General public, restaurant owners, water districts, commissions and boards, community

organizations, recipients of services, etc. This is an extensive list and will be fully developed in conjunction with the employees of public health.

As needed.

Working closely with Milne & Associates and the Director of Public Health, establish a website and structured format to receive input and feedback. We acknowledge that there may be some clients and partners that will want or need one-on-one briefings, interchange, or formal briefings at standing meetings, and/or to provide detailed feedback and input. Specifics of each entity will be addressed as requested. There are many options for communication including mass e-mail updates, website updates, standing monthly meetings, standing current communication between public health and their clients and partners.

During Phase II, it is anticipated that a similar process will be undertaken, to be finalized in the Phase II work plan.