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

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

Date: 3/22/2017

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
New Book Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration Released

More than 50 experts in population health have contributed their expertise to a new book designed to help navigate the partnerships between public health departments, hospitals, and their community partners to improve health. Edited by Ron Bialek, Leslie Beitsch, and John Moran from the Public Health Foundation (PHF), Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration offers step-by-step collaboration advice for population health executives during this time of rapid change in healthcare and public health. Order your copy today from PHF's Learning Resource Center and receive a 20% discount on this publication.
New Community Health Assessment Toolkit Available to Support Community Health Improvement Efforts

PHF recently collaborated with the Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) to release a newly revised version of ACHI's Community Health Assessment Toolkit, which offers a nine-step pathway to guide and support a robust, community-engaged health assessment process. This toolkit is just one aspect of an ongoing pilot initiative aimed at helping hospitals use evidence-based recommendations and findings found in The Guide to Community Preventive Services to take action and implement community health improvement activities in collaboration with health departments and other community stakeholders.

Learn more about the initiative and recently developed resources designed to help refine your approach to community health assessments, use of evidence-based interventions, and community collaborations to improve health.
Spotlight on Public Health Improvement:
Idea Parking Lot Matrix

Need a place to capture and store ideas, but keep the current discussion on track? Try the Idea Parking Lot Matrix. This tool can help manage your meeting and capture ideas that are not relevant to the meeting for future use. See this and other team resources in the Public Health Improvement Resource Center.
Putting Performance Management into Action

Many health departments create their performance management system based on the requirements for public health department accreditation. However, that is just a start. Health departments often want a performance management plan to guide and support their work moving forward. How do you thoughtfully implement an effective performance management system? Read suggestions and considerations from PHF Performance Improvement Specialist Julie Sharp in her newest PHF Pulse blog post.

ELI Participants Announced

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with PHF's TRAIN Learning Network, selected 14 public health professionals from nearly 300 applications to participate in the fifth annual E-Learning Institute (ELI) Fellowship. The Fellowship empowers education and training professionals from health departments and public health organizations with the knowledge, skills, and resources to create quality e-learning products. Learn more about the ELI Fellowship and this year's participating organizations.
Building Cross-Sector Collaborations to Promote Effective Antibiotic Use in Inpatient, Outpatient, and Long-Term Care Settings Webinar Archive

Identify best practices to developing healthcare and public health collaboration in antibiotic stewardship with PHF’s latest webinar. Listen to partners from Illinois and Washington present on their outcomes during the webinar archive and learn how cross-sector collaboration can improve antibiotic stewardship programs.
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
2017 Open Forum for Quality Improvement in Public Health
April 20-21, 2017 in New Orleans, LA
PHF will be conducting interactive sessions on Collaborative Performance Management Planning and the Performance Improvement Competencies: Be the Voice of the Customer.
Registration is closed. Learn more about this event.

2017 Preparedness Summit
April 25-28, 2017 in Atlanta, GA
PHF will present poster #70 on "Foundations of Public Health Preparedness National Training Plan: Building Preparedness Capacity Across the Workforce and Community" on April 27 from 10:00am - 3:30pm.

Webinar: Moving from Assessment to Action in Community Health Improvement
May 1, 2017 from 3-4pm EDT
Hear from two communities participating in the Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement pilot initiative, aimed at helping hospitals take action in support of community health improvement.

2017 TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting
May 23-25, 2017 in Cheyenne, WY
This meeting provides learning professionals in public health and healthcare the opportunity to share information, tools, and resources related to workforce development and training.

2017 Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT)
June 13-14, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM
PHIT offers hands-on training and networking opportunities for all experience levels in a variety of performance improvement to advance your organization’s success.


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