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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (August 2018)

Related Categories: Council on Linkages, Performance Management, Quality Improvement, TRAIN, Workforce Development

Topic: Council on Linkages, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, TRAIN, Workforce Development

Date: 8/21/2018

News, resources, tools, and information on performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development to improve the quality and performance of your organization and the health of your community.
PHF E-News: News for Public Health
The Nation's Health Cover Story

Academic Health Department Partnerships Boost Training: Joining with Schools Benefits Students

Did you see the cover story of the August issue of The Nation's Health from the American Public Health Association? Academic Health Department Partnerships Boost Training: Joining with Schools Benefits Students highlights the value of academic health department (AHD) partnerships and shares examples from health departments that are meeting the needs of their communities through this collaborative approach. Read the cover story featuring AHD partnerships in The Nation's Health.
TRAIN Learning Network:
By the Numbers

Did you know? Many different types of workers across public health and population health leverage the TRAIN Learning Network. For example, more than 260,000 nurses from healthcare, official public health agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations are active on TRAIN. Email to get your organization started with using TRAIN to achieve your objectives.

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APHA Policy Statement Highlights Academic Health Department Partnerships to Support Research and Evidence-Based Public Health Practice

Following approval at its 2017 Annual Meeting, the American Public Health Association (APHA) adopted a policy statement, Supporting Research and Evidence-Based Public Health Practice in State and Local Health Agencies. This statement focuses on the importance of research for advancing public health practice and proposes strategies for mitigating the barriers that health departments may experience to adopting evidence-based practices and engaging in practice-based research. Among these strategies are increasing partnerships between academia and public health practice organizations, and specifically the development of AHD partnerships. Read the policy statement and explore activities and resources that will support your AHD partnership efforts.
Number of STI/STD Cases at 'Record High' as New Study Shows HIV Diagnoses High Among Youth in Washington, DC

Over the last five years, the rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs) have been on the rise in cities across the United States. A new report released from the District of Columbia Department of Health highlights record numbers in reported STD cases in the city, mirroring an alarming nationwide trend. Experts attribute a number of factors to this increase, including difficulty with tracking outbreaks. The Public Health Foundation (PHF) offers STI/STD resources, tools, and  and training to assist professionals with curbing this public health challenge.
Ask the AHD Expert: Engaging a Variety of Partners to Impact Community Health

At the end of the day, AHD partnerships – formal partnerships between health departments and academic institutions – exist to improve community health. How can we engage the variety of partners who play a role in impacting health? Read the sixth column in the Ask the AHD Expert series to find out how AHDs are connecting with non-public health schools, including pharmacy and nursing.
Find Certified in Public Health Continuing Education Credits on TRAIN

PHF, in partnership with the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), is encouraging Certified in Public Health (CPH) professionals to use the TRAIN Learning Network to find CPH continuing education credits. Qualified CPH professionals are required to report at least 50 recertification credits every two years to maintain their credential.

Your organization can also apply to become a CPH Continuing Education Partner with NBPHE, which will further promote your continuing education activities. For more information, visit the NBPHE CPH Provider website.
Your Questions Answered on Tackling Big Challenges with a Full QI Culture Shift
Webinar Archive and Speaker Q&A Now Available

This webinar explored how the Springfield-Greene County Health Department (MO) leveraged the public health accreditation process to spark creativity, innovation, and further staff involvement in performance improvement efforts organization-wide. During the webinar, presenters shared how the health department revamped its Quality Council and took a multifaceted and comprehensive approach to systematic quality improvement. Watch the archive of this presentation and read the speakers' responses to practical questions from viewers about replicating this program in other communities.
Volunteers Needed for PHPartners Website Usability Testing

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is currently assessing the newly redesigned Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce website ( Volunteers are needed to participate in a brief online usability test and survey of the new website before it is made available to the public. If you are interested in participating, please visit the usability testing platform UserHappy to sign up. Your opinion and feedback on the redesign will help to create a successful user experience and make an essential resource for the public health workforce.
Tribal Drinking Water Program Improvement Training

PHF, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Environmental Health, is providing technical assistance and training for Tribal drinking water programs around the country. This program launched with an in-person training with 24 Tribal participants from 13 Tribes, using the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services, in March 2017. The training was tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities of Tribal drinking water programs and focused on unregulated drinking water sources such as private wells and springs. Learn how several Tribes reached their program improvement goals with the help of PHF's training on quality improvement methodologies.
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
CDC Webinar Series 2018: "The Pink Book"
Select dates, June 6 - September 28, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)
August 1-31, 2018

Disaster Health Education Symposium 2018
September 12, 2018 in Bethesda, MD

National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
October 8-9, 2018 in New Orleans, LA

Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice -
November 2018 (Virtual Meeting)
November 29, 2018 from 2-4pm EST


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