Over the past few years the NACDD Act on Data Workgroup has focused on building the capacity of state health department chronic disease prevention and control staff to apply systems thinking to complex issues. Act on Data coordinated trainings and developed tools on systems thinking.
The latest tool is a new 6-minute video, Finding Leverage – The Power of Systems Thinking with Chris Soderquist. The video introduces the concepts of systems thinking using chronic disease prevention and control as an example. It’s intended for people new to systems thinking and can be used with state health department partners to introduce systems thinking as a framework to plan, discuss, and find leverage for chronic disease prevention and control efforts.