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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (October 2012)
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PHF E-News brings you the latest information on how you can use quality improvement, performance management, and workforce development to improve the performance of your organization and the health of your community.  
The Public Health Foundation Will Be on Display at APHA 2012 

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Are you attending the American Public Health Association (APHA) 140th Annual Meeting and Expo, October 27-31 in San Francisco, CA? Stop by the PHF booth #2068 in the exhibit hall for the latest resources and tools related to quality improvement, performance management, and workforce development in public health. You can also:
We look forward to seeing you and helping you find information, presentations, and materials that meet your needs. See more details of PHF's activities at APHA 2012, including links to presentation abstracts.  
Develop and Implement a Successful Workforce Development Plan at APHA 2012 Workshop 
Looking to develop a workforce development plan for your organization? Interested in meeting Public Health Accreditation Board workforce standards? This interactive session at APHA 2012 will help youunderstand key elements of a workforce development plan, develop strategies to implement your plan, and find resources that are available to assist you with the implementation of your strategies.

Find Out How to Do More With Less Using TRAIN at APHA 2012 Session
Participate in this roundtable discussion at APHA 2012, which will focus on how TRAIN is being utilized by local, state, and federal organizations to provide competency-based training, learning information, resources, and training programs to meet public health needs.  
Connect with the Academic Health Department Learning Community at APHA 2012 In-Person Meeting
The Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community will hold its next in-person meeting at APHA 2012. Join the session to discuss how to form AHD partnerships, the role of AHDs in the evolving health environment, and other topics identified by participants.
Hear From Local and State Health Departments on Experiences with Performance Management and Quality Improvement at APHA 2012 Presentations
PHF will present and participate in three performance management and quality improvement presentations at APHA 2012. During these sessions, health departments representing Houston, Alaska, California, and South Carolina will detail their practical experiences with performance management and quality improvement within their agencies.
See Highlights of the Latest Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice Activities at APHA 2012  
At these two workforce development sessions at APHA 2012, hear about the latest tools designed to help you use the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in your work and gain insight into the results of the recent Public Health Training Impact initiative.
Learn About Competency-Based Training and TRAIN at the 2012 Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Meeting  
Build your health education plan with competency-based resources that are conveniently integrated into the TRAIN learning management system. Learn more about the importance of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals and get your questions answered on how to get started at this SOPHE 2012 session on the future of public health education and promotion.  
Get Ready for the 2013 "I'm Your Community Guide!"Contest: Coming Soon    

PHF is pleased to announce the 2013 "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest. In an effort to promote The Guide to Community Preventive Services, also known as The Community Guide, PHF is collecting stories from those who have used or are currently using The Community Guide to improve health in their community. The stories will help advance public health practice by exemplifying the value of implementing evidence-based strategies.
PHF encourages all state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments; community health coalitions; and other organizations that have used or are currently using The Community Guide's findings and recommendations to improve health in their communities to enter.
The submission period for this year's contest will begin in late October, 2012 and entries will be accepted through January 31, 2013. Find out more information on PHF's efforts to promote The Community Guide. 
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Training Program 
Public Health Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the online training program, Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice. For those of you that missed the live training, we encourage you to participate by watching the full webcast. Please use this opportunity to share this valuable resource with your colleagues to help increase knowledge of evidence-based immunization strategies outlined in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide).

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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (October 2012)