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PopHealth Impact: Population Health Implementation Training

Addressing common challenges that prevent population health practitioners from maximizing impact


Changing the Way We Tackle the World's Most Challenging Problems

Every day all across the U.S. thousands of passionate community health practitioners and nonprofit organizations work tirelessly to make a difference in the world, but far too often organizations work in isolation, using methods that don't achieve the ultimate mission of bringing lasting change to our communities. The concept of “Collective Impact" weaves together the work of many organizations across sectors using the following principles:

• A Common Agenda
• Shared Measurements
• Mutually Reinforcing Activities
• Continuous Communication
• Backbone Support

The key to achieving success with Collective Impact strategies lies within the community's capacity to provide backbone support, efficiently coordinating the efforts of cross-sector coalition members to align around the shared strategy.

Insightformation, Inc. is globally recognized as a leader in both technology and consulting expertise that enables broad coalitions to tame the complexity of today's social challenges and better work as an aligned team to achieve Collective Impact.

The Insightformation team has developed a new curriculum--PopHealth Impact--to educate the next generation of population health (e.g., public health and backbone support) professionals in the valuable practices that can enhance this emerging approach to systems leadership and successful community strategy management. The goal of PopHealth Impact is to equip participants with the tools necessary to more effectively build collaboration capacity within their health improvement coalition.

Who Should Attend this Training?

  • Professionals striving to provide "backbone" support and lead successful community health improvement efforts for hospitals, health departments, and philanthropic organizations.
  • Groups of community members working to develop and implement a community health improvement plan that wish to build their skills and expertise on how to co-create and manage multi-stakeholder, cross-sector health improvement strategies.
  • Recent college graduates or grad students seeking to gain valuable experience that will give them an advantage in a career focused on helping build stronger, healthier communities and to advance the success of prevention and collective impact efforts.
  • People in (or interested in) a career transition–perhaps after being downsized in a Public Health organization–who are looking to update their skills with valuable new training.

All instructional modules are recorded to accommodate existing work or class schedules. Participants engage with subject matter experts and colleagues during weekly group discussions. Participants should expect to spend three to five hours per week reviewing modules, discussions, and study materials.


Your Instructor


Bill Barberg
Bill Barberg

Bill Barberg is a highly-regarded expert, speaker and consultant on collaborative strategy management and Collective Impact. He frequently conducts workshops and delivers keynote addresses on collective impact for improving community health, and has consulted with dozens of organizations and communities–many of which are gaining recognition as models of success.

Professional profile for Bill Barberg


Assistant Instructor

Amanda Mancuso is a strategy management and collective impact consultant and has been working with Insightformation for just over 2 years. In this position she has worked on a variety of projects such as Live Well San Diego and Thriving Weld County. She has a masters’ degree in public health and during graduate school she helped manage evaluation on a 5 year nutrition and physical activity intervention in elementary schools called – Fuel for Fun. Prior to her career in public health she spent about 10 years in social work. Much of this time was spent working for Larimer County in Child Protection and some was spent working for a residential treatment facility for at-risk youth. In her free time she volunteers in the local food community (farmers’ markets, community gardens, etc.) and is an avid gardener. She is a mother of three and enjoys all the outdoor activities Colorado is known for.

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Assistant Instructor

Owen Hawkins has been working with Insightformation since February of 2016. He is leading the development of strategy management frameworks around criminal justice, affordable and manufactured housing. He received his Master's of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in cultural anthropology at Reed College in Portland, OR. He also received a paralegal certificate from the Minnesota Paralegal Institute and worked in the legal field on intellectual property, bankruptcy, and immigration matters before returning to school for his Master's degree. He is a fan of hockey and soccer.

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Past Training Participant Testimonials


“A lot of people agree with the theory of Collective Impact, but I think nearly everyone struggles with how to put it into practice. What tools do you use? This has been the most useful and relevant course we've taken on Collective Impact, because of the level of engagement we experienced as we apply what we're learning to our own situation from week to week. The hands-‐‐on approach for teams makes the training practical, not just theoretical.”

- Melissa Luana Data, Special Projects/Policy Specialist, Papa Ola Lōkahi (a health coalition serving Native Hawaiians)


"As a Program Manager currently leading a major federal grant to improve health outcomes through community-‐‐driven initiatives, I felt it would be advantageous for me to increase my own leadership capacity for community management and Collective Impact. Therefore, I enrolled in Insightformation's 12-‐‐week Online Community Strategy Management Summer Training Program, which was led by Bill Barberg and his staff. This training provided me with tools, materials, and principles for effective community collaborative change. After completing the training, I feel better equipped to engage the community with the innovative strategies to invoke effective collaborations and healthy partnerships. Furthermore, I enjoyed the individual attention I received from Bill and his staff as we worked on developing strategy maps for my grant's initiative. Therefore, it is with high regard that I recommend Insightformation and their Community Strategy Management training course, specifically for anyone who is interested in developing the tools to successfully design and implement needle-‐‐moving community health plans to achieve sustainability and Collective Impact."

- Oliver Jenkins, Program Manager, Crater Health District, Virginia Department of Health


"As a decade long participant in sustainable food system transformation, I understand the need for cross sector, strategic partnerships. Yet, without appropriate structure and guidance, one or several organizations often become overburdened. Insightformation's Community Strategy Management Training Program provides principles for effectively organizing and strengthening broad coalitions necessary for effective collaborative efforts. From the first assignment – a thoughtful introduction to Collective Impact – I was hooked. I knew this was the missing link to creating and organizing the broad networks necessary for systemic positive social change. This course provided me with the theoretical and practical foundation of collective impact and system leadership. It is a thorough program – you will leave with the skills needed to be resources to your communities and the tools to be effective collaborators and leaders in this emerging field. The course is accessible to all people at all levels from students to professionals. Bill Barberg and his consultants are very approachable, knowledgeable and dedicated to making sure their students leave the course ready to be professionals in the Collective Impact field. I am a stronger, more strategic and more effective food systems social change agent because of this course. I truly feel that Collective Impact is the path forward for large scale systemic social change and Bill and his team through Insightformation are leading the way."

- Meghan Murphy, San Diego Food System Alliance Member, MPH student at San Diego State University

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