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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (July 2019)

Related Categories: Inside PHF, Performance Management, Quality Improvement, Workforce Development

Topic: Conferences and Events, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, PHF News, Workforce Development

Date: 7/25/2019

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
Get Ready for National Immunization Awareness Month this August

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. The Public Health Foundation (PHF), in collaboration with the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developed toolkits for communicating with parents, patients, and healthcare professionals about immunization. Visit the CDC's new NIAM website today to access these communications resources and find messages that you can use to highlight the benefits of vaccination and improve the health of your community.
CDC Webinar - Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation
August 28, 2019 from 1-2pm EDT

Join PHF and immunization experts from CDC during National Immunization Awareness Month for an upcoming webinar, Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 1-2pm EDT. This webinar is free to join, but registration is required. Mark your calendar and register today for this event.
Performance Improvement Professionals Identify High Priority Areas for Workforce Development

Nearly 70 performance improvement (PI) professionals working in health departments and other public health organizations across the country came together last month to discuss and identify high priority areas for workforce development for PI professionals. During an interactive session led by PHF at the Public Health Improvement Training held June 12-13, 2019 in New Orleans, LA, PI professionals explored priorities, strategies, and needed resources for strengthening the PI workforce. Read about what areas the group prioritized for skill development and suggested strategies for building those skills.
QI Tools for Project Management

Supporting achievement of your organization’s strategic goals? Managing the development of individuals, teams, and daily work? Establishing or troubleshooting projects or programs?

Quality improvement (QI) methods and tools can assist your organization in effectively managing its programs and projects, and increase its efficiency and productivity. These tools provide suggestions to assure projects are completed well, and potential derailments are avoided. Try some of these tools to keep your projects and programs on track.
PHF Board of Directors Member Carol Moehrle Honored with 2019 Mo Mullet Lifetime of Service Award

Carol Moehrle, RSN, BSN, District Director for Public Health – Idaho North Central District, was recognized with the 2019 Maurice “Mo” Mullet Lifetime of Service Award during a special ceremony at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL this month. Moehrle has served on the Public Health Foundation (PHF) Board of Directors since 2015 and is currently serving in the role as the Foundation’s Secretary/Treasurer. Celebrate Carol with us and learn more about her outstanding achievements.
PHF Launches New Collection of Workforce Development Plan Examples

Working on your workforce development plan? Looking for ideas for building knowledge and skills within your organization? New examples have recently been added to a collection of workforce development plans based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. Example plans are available from state, tribal, and local health departments to support workforce development efforts and help health departments in achieving national public health accreditation. See what is new today.
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
National Immunization Awareness Month
August 1-31, 2019

National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) 2019 Annual Conference
August 14-16, 2019 in Denver, CO

CDC Webinar - Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation
August 28, 2019 from 1-2pm EDT

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Annual Meeting
September 23-25, 2019 in Bethesda, MD


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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (July 2019)