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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (May 2015)

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

Author: Russ Rubin

Date: 5/7/2015

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In This Issue
2015 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition "The Pink Book" Now Available
Why are They Stomping in Frederick, MD?
Veterans Health Administration TRAIN Portal Launches
2014 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Integrated into TRAIN
Tackling Risks Associated with Diabetes Using a Population Health Driver Diagram
PHF, ACHI Exploring Population Health Competencies
Online Guide Provides Access to Expert-Developed Strategies for Enhancing Training
Deciphering the Performance Management Imperative
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PHF E-News brings you the latest information on how you can use performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development to improve the quality and performance of your organization and the health of your community.
2015 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition "The Pink Book" Now Available 
 
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2015 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition, also known as "The Pink Book." Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and distributed exclusively by PHF, this edition provides updated immunization and vaccine information to public health practitioners, healthcare providers, health educators, pharmacists, nurses, and others involved in administering immunizations. Read about the latest updates to "The Pink Book" and what immunization professionals are saying about this essential resource.

 

Why are They Stomping in Frederick, MD?

Hearing footsteps is a good thing in the Frederick County (MD) Health Department. Department staff have found an infectious way to identify new quality improvement (QI) projects. "Our folks are stomping all the time," writes Barbara Brookmyer, Health Officer for Frederick County, in her PHF Pulse blog post. Learn why Dr. Brookmyer says, "It is difficult to have any conversation without identifying QI opportunities."

 

Veterans Health Administration TRAIN Portal Launches

PHF welcomes the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as the newest member of the TRAIN network. VHA joins 25 states and three other federal agencies that collaborate to build workforce capacity by providing training opportunities to more than 900,000 public health and health care professionals. Join other community health providers and public health professionals caring for Veterans on VHA TRAIN.

 

2014 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Integrated into TRAIN
 
TRAIN The revised Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) released by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) in June 2014 are now fully integrated into TRAIN, the nation's premier learning management network for professionals who protect the public's health. Read about the benefits that this integration provides to all users of TRAIN.

 

Tackling Risks Associated with Diabetes Using a Population Health Driver Diagram
 
PHF, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is developing and using a population health driver diagram framework to address prevention, control, treatment and reduction of severe complications associated with diabetes. The driver diagram can be used in communities to help achieve health objectives at the crossroads of public health and health care. Find out where this new Diabetes Population Health Driver Diagram will be used to achieve greater health equity and improve the value of community health investments.


PHF, ACHI Exploring Population Health Competencies
 
What do public health and health care professionals have in common? Are there skills that are essential for success in both areas? Early in March, staff from PHF set out to answer these questions with a special forum on Aligning Public Health and Health Care - Core Competencies for Population Health Professionals during the 2015 National Conference of the Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI). Participants identified that the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are also highly applicable to heath care professionals. What do you think? How have you used the Core Competencies in achieving population health goals?

Online Guide Provides Access to Expert-Developed Strategies for Enhancing Training
 
Council on Linkages Logo To support the ongoing training of public health professionals, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) has developed an online resource focused on enhancing public health training efforts. The Guide to Improving and Measuring the Impact of Training aims to help training institutions and programs, sponsors of training, trainers, and public health organizations interested in improving and measuring the impact of their training efforts navigate the training process. Explore this free guide and find ways to suggest additional resources.

 

Deciphering the Performance Management Imperative

In an article that appeared in the Annual Review of Public Health entitled "Deciphering the Imperative: Translating Public Health Quality Improvement into Organizational Performance Management Gains," PHF experts Les Beitsch and Jack Moran, and Tulane University public health professor Valerie Yeager, describe the logical connection between quality improvement practices and broader organizational performance management. Download the journal article and learn more about the benefits of quality improvement for national public health accreditation.

 

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