Action Learning Teams

Action Learning Team Structure



The PHC is structured for impact. Our Action Learning Team (ALT) program matches our partners desire to engage in community based challenges with effective facilitation and coordination necessary to be successful. Teams are made up of multiple PHC partners, who have identified an early childhood preventive health challenge that aligns with the PHC’s mission. Each team is paired with an ALTeam Coach who helps them design, develop and implement their project.

The Components of an Action Learning Team Project:

  • A Challenge/ Opportunity
  • Insightful Questioning
  • Taking Action
  • A Commitment to Learning
  • An Action Learning Coach

Early Childhood Nutrition (ECN) ALT:

Aimee Sitzler
Community Alliance Consulting

Contact for more:
Result/Aim: Families with young children (prenatal-5) in Maricopa County provide nutrition food and develop life-long healthy eating habits

  • Planning for June stakeholder meetings
  • Attending the Maricopa Food Systems Coalition Policy Committee meeting in April
  • Attending the AZ Food Summit in April to bring an early childhood perspective
  • Identified FAMILYSPOT FRC as central referral partner

Isaac School District Community Health Hub (ISD) ALT:

Adrienne Udarbe
Pinnacle Prevention

Contact for more:
Result/Aim: Develop a Family Resource Center that would serve as a community health hub as part of the Isaac School District. Within one year (by March 2017) complete a comprehensive needs assessment to inform strategic planning and long-term development of the community health hub.

  • The new Grand Opening date is planned for September 2017
  • July 15th is the Family Health Care Day at Isaac Middle School. All community members are welcome regardless of income.
  • The proposal submitted to teh International Industrial Design Association was accepted. The group will be bringing in various contractors for a complete remodel of the Little House.
  • United Health Care is offering Dress for Success classes for promotores with a variety of health topics included and providing professional clothing.

Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) ALT:

Jeffrey Zetino
Preventive Health Collaborative

Contact for more:
Result/Aim: Collaborate to increase well-child visits.

  • The final agreed upon result statement: Increase EPSDT screenings focusing on provider compliance within the Alhambra school district
  • ALT is considering provider participation in Health Current (EHR) to address interoperability barriers with electronic health records. 94% of AZ hospitals report to Health Current
  • ALT is considering health plan provider incentives for performance alignment of indicators
  • Jeff will take over facilitation of EPSDT ALT

Glendale Strong Family Network (formally Safe Reductions) ALT:

Aimee Sitzler
Community Alliance Consulting

Contact for more:
Result/Aim: To reduce Department of Child Safety removals in the zip code 85301 by 10% by 2020.

  • Hosting a Community Focus Group on July 27th (click HERE for more info)
  • Developed materials for adult focus groups (English/Spanish) in the pilot area to learn more about the community’s needs
  • Developed a screening tool that include questions on child development, social connections, food insecurity, and childcare needs
  • Created an online database to collect screening data from community partners
  • Provided community engagement training in collaboration with MCDPH CHW program to identified community leaders

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