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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (August 2012)
 
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PHF E-News brings you the latest information on how you can use quality improvement, performance management, and workforce development to improve the performance of your organization and the health of your community.
 

Learn About the Latest "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest Winner
 
The latest "I'm Your Community Guide!" contest winner has been announced. First place was awarded to the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) for using evidenced-based strategies to help increase screening rates of its employees. Learn more about MCC's success story, "The MCC Challenge."
 
Coming Soon: The Next "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest
PHF is pleased to announce that the next "I'm Your Community Guide!" contest will launch on October 15, 2012. The contest will provide you with the opportunity to share how your organization has used the Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) to improve the health of your community. All submissions will have a chance to win various prizes, so begin thinking about your story today.
 

Share Your Experiences in Performance Management
 
More than ten years ago, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) helped to develop the Turning Point Performance Management Framework and related resources. Currently, PHF is refining and updating the framework due to its widespread use, inclusion of performance management in Public Health Accreditation Board standards, and the many lessons that have been learned from health departments since its initial development.

How have you implemented performance management in your agency? Please share your experiences and examples with PHF.
 

Is Your State One of the Latest to Join TRAIN? Meet the Newest TRAIN Affiliate Partners
 
With four new states recently joining TRAIN, the nation's premier learning management system for professionals who protect the public's health, 25 US states and three national organizations are now in the TRAIN network that includes over 26,000 courses/trainings from more than 4,000 providers.
 
Discover the newest states to join TRAIN and why one state decided that TRAIN was the appropriate solution for training its workforce.
 

Submit an Abstract to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice About Your Experiences with Academic Health Departments
 
In partnership with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), PHF is calling for abstracts for an upcoming Academic Health Department (AHD)-themed issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Scheduled to appear in November/December 2013, this issue will highlight partnerships between academic health professions institutions and public health practice organizations, such as state or local health departments, which are designed to enhance public health education and training, research, and service.
 

Get Ready for National Preparedness Month with TRAIN

September is National Preparedness Month, a nationwide effort to encourage Americans to take simple steps to be prepared for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and schools. During this month-long initiative, federal, state, and local governments, non-profits, and volunteer organizations are encouraged to implement programs and trainings to educate Americans about the importance of individual and family preparedness.

Find out how TRAIN can support your department's efforts to prevent, respond to, and rapidly recover from public health threats.
 

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Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice

Broadcast Date:
August 22 at 2pm ET

Learn more and register to attend this online event today.

About Public Health Works:
Public Health Works is a new training series for public health professionals that focuses on the use of evidenced-based strategies outlined in the Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide).

Can't make the program?
View the Immunization Strategies archive after August 22.
 
 



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