In April 2013, the GLP convened the ad-hoc Health Advisory Group for two three-hour meetings. The GLP asked the group to contribute thought and perspective on health from a macro-community, rather than organizational, perspective.
The Ad Hoc group consisted of local health experts, representing various sectors in the community, and included Gabriela Alcade, MPH, DrPH and Susan G. Zepeda, PhD – Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky; Donna Church and Diana Han, MD – GE; Lelan K. Woodmansee CAE – Greater Louisville Medical Society; Erik Anderson, Stuart Mushala and John Schriber – Humana; Bonnie Ciarroccki, MAT, MCHES and Dewey Hensley – Jefferson County Public Schools; Teresa Campbell and Randa Deaton – Kentuckiana Health Collaborative; Alice Bridges and Tom Walton – KentuckyOne Health; Dana Jackson – Network Center for Community Change (NC3); LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH – Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness; Sandra E. Brooks, MD, MBA, Norton Healthcare; Rob Steiner, MD, PhD and Craig Blakely, PhD, MPH– University of Louisville.
Kate Konkle of County Health Rankings presented the model and the group had the opportunity to ask questions. This group first confirmed the County Health Rankings as a valid and effective model for the GLP.
The Advisory Group worked to rank the health factors and to help narrow the factors to the most strategic challenges in each of the areas. They identified which factors had substantial community activity or stakeholder buy-in around them, and which would have the greatest consequence for inaction. The GLP team then synthesized their comments and input for developing the content of the Special Report on Health.