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Risk Management - PHASE 2
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Agency Level (BOH and Senior Management)                                              

PHASE 2 - Developing the System and Defining the PHU Level Risks

This phase should be completed following completion of Phase 1, although there may be some overlap.

Leadership Suggestion:  A Working Group that includes Senior Management and other staff would be well-positioned to lead the activities throughout Phase 2.  By the end of the phase the following should be in place:  top risks for the organization and high level mitigation strategies.

The following activities will often take place during the second phase of implementing a risk management program.

To build capacity for the process, orient board members & senior management to the risk management framework. 
Determine details of the risk management cycle, reporting mechanisms and timelines for the public health unit.
Identify and assess the top risks by category for the public health unit including their likelihood and impact. The BOH would usually be included in this activity.
Develop reporting mechanisms for the top agency level risks.
Identify risk mitigation strategies and controls already in place.
Assign responsibilities for maintaining the risk management process for all levels in the organization, i.e., board level, operational levels, e.g., department level, program level, team level, project level.
Develop risk mitigation strategies.  These should be structured as projects or initiatives with accountable managers.
Develop approach to establishing and maintaining a positive risk management culture, e.g., time at key meetings to discuss the progress on risks and mitigation strategies.


PHASE 1- Setting the Stage

PHASE 3 - Further Implementation Within the PHU


PHASE 2 RESOURCES - click here for a list of resources that support Phase 2.   


Other Resources

- 3 Phases Overview          PDF          MS Word

- November 2015 Workshop

- February 2016 Workshop

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