Council on Linkages Update
Below is the Council on Linkages Update for June 2016. Please feel free to use all or part(s) of this update in your organization's newsletter or other communications.
Explore Successful AHD Partnerships with the AHD Learning Community
Interested in learning about accomplishments of a health department with multiple academic health department (AHD) partnerships, including the value of these partnerships in achieving accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)? AHD Learning Community member and AHD Mentorship Program Chair Bryn Manzella, MPH, shared her health department's AHD experiences at the most recent AHD Learning Community meeting, held earlier this month. During the meeting, Ms. Manzella, Director of Quality Improvement for Jefferson County Department of Health (AL), described the attributes of an AHD, activities and accomplishments of the AHD partnerships in which Jefferson County Department of Health engages, and how these partnerships helped the health department in achieving PHAB accreditation. This meeting was archived and can be accessed online for those interested in learning more. Visit Jefferson County Department of Health: Developing Successful AHD Partnerships and Achieving Accreditation to watch the archive, download a copy of the presentation slides, or view the resources that were shared. Questions can be sent to Janelle Nichols at email@example.com.
Share Your Feedback and Help Define Priority Competencies for Population Health Professionals
As the field of community health improvement advances, the Public Health Foundation and Association for Community Health Improvement are collaborating to develop a set of Priority Competencies for Population Health Professionals. Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, the Priority Competencies for Population Health Professionals describe desired skills for population health professionals and will be used to develop training and other professional development activities for individuals engaged in activities such as community health needs assessments, community health improvement plans, and implementation of community-based interventions. These competencies are primarily designed for professionals in hospitals and health systems engaged in non-clinical population health activities, although they may be relevant in other settings as well. Feedback is currently being gathered to refine these draft competencies. Please share your feedback today to help ensure the Priority Competencies for Population Health Professionals reflect the skills that are needed to accomplish population health goals.
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