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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (April 2016)

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Topic: Community Development, Conferences and Events, Council on Linkages, Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, PHF News, TRAIN, Workforce Development

Date: 4/26/2016

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In This Issue
Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement Initiative Kicks Off
National Indian Health Board and PHF Collaborate to Improve Health in Indian Country
Stakeholders Collaborate to Improve Their Community Perinatal Health System
TRAIN Integrates PHPR Core Competencies & PHEP Capabilities into Public Health Learning
Council on Linkages Releases New Report on Recruitment and Retention in Public Health
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming PHF Events
Spotlight on Public Health Improvement
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PHF E-News brings you the latest information on how you can use performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development to improve the quality and performance of your organization and the health of your community.
Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement Initiative Kicks Off 

The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide), a free resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force, can play a valuable role in the community health improvement efforts of hospitals and health departments, as highlighted on a recent kick off webinar held in late March. Nearly 300 participants learned about Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement and opportunities to implement evidence-based recommendations and findings in their work within hospitals, health systems, and public health organizations. Find out more about the new pilot initiative that is now underway to address health priorities using this resource.
 
National Indian Health Board and PHF Collaborate to Improve Health in Indian Country
 
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Public Health Foundation (PHF) took an important step in addressing a gap in the public health workforce in Indian Country by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will outline specific steps to bring resources for quality improvement to Tribes. The MOU, jointly signed by PHF President Ron Bialek and Vincent Hawley, Vice-chairman and Phoenix Area Representative of the NIHB Board of Directors, and Tribal Chairman for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, formalizes a commitment to collaborate and work to advance each other's missions. Read about this important partnership to benefit Tribal public health.

Stakeholders Collaborate to Improve Their Community Perinatal Health System
 
 PHF worked with the East Tennessee Perinatal Health System to develop a population health driver diagram designed to improve the perinatal health system in East Tennessee with a focus on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS refers to the array of health issues that occur in a newborn that has been exposed to opiate drugs in utero and was identified as a target priority area for East Tennessee. Learn about the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Driver Diagram that was developed as a collaboration among 25 community stakeholders across the state.
 
TRAIN Integrates PHPR Core Competencies & PHEP Capabilities into Public Health Learning
 
Today's public health professionals must be prepared to respond to a range of potential emergencies and disasters. TRAIN, a national learning network for professionals who protect and improve the public's health, supports these efforts by ensuring that learners can search for and participate in trainings that build critical preparedness skills.

More than 1,500 courses on TRAIN are tagged with the Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) Core Competencies and/or Public Health Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities, which allows learners to search for trainings that address these preparedness standards. Discover these courses and the Foundations of Public Health Preparedness Training Plan to easily access courses that can increase your knowledge of public health preparedness.
 
Council on Linkages Releases New Report on Recruitment and Retention in Public Health

Have you ever thought about what influences workers' decisions to choose jobs in public health? Or what helps keep them in those jobs? The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) has been interested in recruitment and retention within the US public health workforce for many years and has recently released a new report that helps shed light on these questions. Read the report and find out what is influencing the decisions of public health workers.
 
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming PHF Events

14th Annual Public Health Improvement Training
June 15-16, 2016 in Baltimore, MD
Join PHF and its national partners at the 14th Annual Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT): Advancing Performance in Agencies, Systems and Communities. PHF experts will be leading sessions on performance improvement, performance management, national public health accreditation, and the Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health. Register today (deadline is May 10).

Webinar: Practical Application of the Updated PHAB Guide

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1-2pm ET
This webinar will include information about recent updates by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) to its Guide to National Public Health Department Initial Accreditation. Register today.
 
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