Blue Skies: Imagining our Future

Sharon Adams, Program Director at Walnut Way Conservation Corp in Milwaukee, joined DFM for an energizing discussion around Community Health on May 1st. The summary and video of the event are available on the DFMCH ReCHARGED website.

Sharon shared her advice for DFM as we transform to a Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She challenged us to do the following:

  1. Expect to expend lots of energy to engage colleagues in a change process.
  2. Give voice to as many perspectives as possible.
  3. Develop a vision and pathways where resources are attractive for implementation.
  4. Nurture relationships. Relationships need to be authentic. People need the opportunity to come to community.
  5. Hold yourselves accountable to the outcomes. To really teach community health and community engagement, put learners and faculty in communities. If our first commitment is to train family doctors, how do we train them without having family doctors in the community? Develop pipeline programs to increase diversity so that DFM represents people in the community

What comes next?

Join us this Thursday as we hear from futurist Rebecca Ryan at Blue Sky III.

Blue Sky III: Dialogue with a Futurist
Thursday, May 14th 12:30-1:30pm
Rebecca Ryan, Next Generation Consulting

Join the conversation from 1102 S. Park, watch from your worksite or follow @DFMCH_ReCHARGED on Twitter! You can submit questions during the event on Twitter #BlueSky3 or online at

DFMCH ReCHARGED Steering Group

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