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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (January 2017)

Related Categories: Performance Management, Quality Improvement, TRAIN, Workforce Development

Topic: Community Development, Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, PHF News, Strategic Planning, TRAIN, Workforce Development

Date: 1/10/2017

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
Community Chief Health Strategist: How Will We Get There in 2017?

Are you looking to become the Community Chief Health Strategist? The Public Health Foundation (PHF) has the expertise to make this happen for you in 2017, and involve community partners working together toward shared goals. As the Community Chief Health Strategist, you will step forward to align stakeholders and address local health priorities, using innovative approaches and tools such as the population health driver diagram.

Learn more about PHF's approach to this innovative concept.
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Explore Successes of AHD Partnerships with the Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester (MA)

What are the benefits of partnerships between a health department, a hospital, and multiple academic partners? According to presenters from the Worcester Division of Public Health (MA), the benefits abound. Featured during the December Meeting of the Academic Heath Department (AHD) Learning Community, the speakers touched on a variety of topics relevant to building AHD partnerships, including need for increased capacity, Public Health Accreditation Board accreditation, funding, strategic planning, and future growth. Access the archive of the meeting to learn more.
Spotlight on Public Health Improvement:
A3 Problem Solving Report

The A3 Problem Solving Report (A3) helps a team concisely describe and document its problem solving process. Developed by PHF, A3 supports the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) approach to quality improvement by providing a documentation process and includes an example of its use for a foodborne illness outbreak. View this and other problem solving tools in the Public Health Improvement Resource Center.
Washington State TRAIN Launches

Washington State is now using the TRAIN learning management system platform to manage and track hazard-specific training that can help improve emergency preparedness and response within the state and region, and to ensure a well-trained and prepared health workforce. Their branded TRAIN affiliate portal, Washington State TRAIN, has officially launched and is being managed by the Emergency Management Division of the Washington State Military Department. Learn more about Washington State TRAIN.

Reminder: Join the PHF TRAIN team on January 26 at 2pm EST for a webinar to introduce the new TRAIN Learning Network platform. Get a sneak preview of the new TRAIN welcome video and register to participate in this event. Space is limited.
WIC Learning Online Training Plan Updated on TRAIN

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) courses available on TRAIN have been recently updated. Two new courses were added to the WIC Learning Online Training Plan, which now contains a total of seven courses. The online trainings are designed for all levels of staff working with WIC and topics are also appropriate for staff working in the field of maternal and child health. Explore the training plan on TRAIN today.
How South Dakota Reduced CRE through a Multi-Disciplinary Approach

In December of 2012, South Dakota experienced an outbreak of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) - over a dozen cases were identified during a six-month period. The South Dakota Department of Health aligned with healthcare facilities and multidisciplinary stakeholders across the state to address the issue and implement the use of quality improvement tools. Read Angela Jackley's PHF Pulse Blog post to find out more about South Dakota's accomplishments with addressing CRE and how the state is building on its success story.
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events

The Evolution of Public Health Learning: Introducing the New TRAIN Learning Network Platform (Webinar)
January 26, 2017 from 2-3pm EST
Learn more and register today.

Building Cross-Sector Collaborations to Promote Effective Antibiotic Use in Inpatient, Outpatient, and Long-Term Care Settings (Webinar)
February 7, 2017 from 1-2pm EST
Learn more and register today.

An Introduction to PHAB Reaccreditation (Webinar)
Hosted by the Public Health Accreditation Board
February 9, 2017 from 1-3pm EST
Register today.

Tribal Drinking Water Program Improvement Training
March 21-23, 2017 in Atlanta, GA
Find out more information about how to participate in this event.
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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (January 2017)