The Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the Association for Community Health Improvement held a webinar on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 that focused on The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) and how it can support community health improvement efforts. The Community Guide is a free resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, nonfederal, volunteer body of public health and prevention experts. The Community Guide covers many health topics and types of interventions for behavior change, disease prevention, and environmental change; identifies where more research is needed; and complements other decision support tools, such as Healthy People 2020 and The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services.
During this webinar, participants learned more about The Community Guide and pilot activities underway to help hospitals use evidence-based recommendations and findings found in The Community Guide to take action and implement community health improvement activities in collaboration with health departments and other community partners. These pilot activities use the population health driver diagram framework, developed by PHF, to help hospitals and their community partners align and implement actions to address identified population health priorities.
For more information about this webinar, please contact Janelle Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Health Foundation
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) assists hospitals, health systems, health departments, and other community partners to use quality improvement, performance management, and workforce development tools and methods to address critical organizational and community needs. One activity is helping communities develop and use population health driver diagrams to address priority population health needs. PHF experts also provide technical assistance and training to hospitals and health systems to strengthen their population health improvement efforts.