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

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

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

Date: 5/31/2017

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
Using Quality Improvement Tools to Weather the Storm

As political climate change occurs, feelings of instability and uncertainty can threaten work in performance improvement. This uncertainty can incite crisis mode, where poor planning and quick responses lead to increased stress when solutions do not address the root causes of problems. However, these winds of change can be seen instead as an opportunity to activate quality improvement (QI) tools in your organization. See the latest QI tools that provide guidance and support specifically for weathering the storms of change and related challenges.
New Partnership in Chicago Offers Latest Example of Academic Health Department Development

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) have joined together in a progressive new academic health department (AHD) partnership. Aimed at improving public health in Chicago, a 10-year agreement has been established between the two organizations to support shared decision making and collaboration in areas of public health research, education, and data analysis. Find out more about this burgeoning partnership and how you can create your own AHD using mentorship, resources, tools, and discussions in the growing AHD Learning Community.
Feedback Needed on Competencies for the Emerging Field of Legal Epidemiology

Does your work explore how laws can play a role in the cause, distribution, and prevention of disease and injury? Are you engaged in projects focused at the intersection of law and epidemiology? Your help is needed to ensure a developing set of competencies for legal epidemiology best meets the needs of the public health workforce. Find out more information about legal epidemiology, the draft Legal Epidemiology Competency Model, and how you can provide your feedback on the competencies by viewing the archive of a recent virtual town hall meeting.
New Resources to Support Community Health Improvement Efforts

Want to build and enhance connections between public health, healthcare, and other partners in your community? Community Health Improvement Week, June 4-10, 2017, is a perfect time to learn how hospitals, health departments, and other community stakeholders are taking action on community health improvement activities. A recent webinar from the Public Health Foundation (PHF) featuring communities participating in the Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement pilot initiative is now available for viewing on-demand. Watch to find out what strategies were used by these community coalitions and explore new resources available to support community health improvement efforts, including the Community Health Assessment Toolkit.

Looking to take actions to improve health in your community?
PHF experts can help to build your organization's capacity to be successful when implementing community health improvement activities. Learn more about PHF's sustainable population health improvement solutions.

The Change Management Questionnaire Checklist supports efforts to make a substantive change to an entrenched culture. By answering a set of guiding questions, change leaders can build and sustain a conducive change environment. Try this new tool today, along with additional change management resources in the Public Health Improvement Resource Center.
Need Help Determining Essential Core Competencies for Job Positions? Details on Upcoming Webinar

Join PHF on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 2-3pm EDT for a webinar focused on determining essential core competencies for job positions within public health organizations. This webinar will introduce a simplified form of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) and a process for prioritizing competencies for job descriptions. Attendees will also hear from Denver Public Health on how they have used this process to identify essential Core Competencies for positions within their organization and built upon this work to strengthen important skills within their workforce. Register today for this event.

Attending the 2017 Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT)?
This new tool for using the Core Competencies and Denver Public Health's work will be shared live at the 2017 Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT) on June 14, 2017. Learn more about PHF's workforce development technical assistance and training services and the action-oriented, can't-miss sessions from PHF experts at PHIT.
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
2017 Public Health Improvement Training
June 13-14, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM
Registration is closed. Learn more about this event.

Determining Essential Core Competencies for Job Positions (Webinar)
June 22, 2017 from 2-3pm EDT
Learn more and register today.


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