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

Related Categories: Quality Improvement, TRAIN

Topic: Conferences and Events, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, TRAIN

Date: 10/29/2019

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
PHF Releases Immunization and Effective Communication Training Plan

This collection of archived webinars focuses on communicating effectively about immunization and is designed to provide health professionals with knowledge and tools to improve awareness of the importance of immunization and increase vaccine use. The webinars cover important and timely topics, such as effective communication techniques, including how to make strong vaccine recommendations and referrals, and address common questions related to vaccines. Visit the new training plan on the TRAIN Learning Network to get started.
APHA Annual Meeting Session: Building and Sustaining Strong Partnerships Between Health Departments and Academia
Monday, November 4, 2019 from 1:00-2:30pm ET

Looking for opportunities to enhance the capacity of your organization? Interested in building stronger partnerships across organizations? Join the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA to explore academic health department (AHD) partnerships and connect with colleagues active in this area. This interactive session will bring together individuals working in organizations involved in AHD partnerships and those interested in this collaborative model of public health to discuss the current status of AHD partnerships and what is working to build and sustain these partnerships. Learn more about this event and make plans to join us in Philadelphia.
Innovating a Teaching Health Department Webinar Archive Now Available

This archived webinar explores how the Boone County Health Department (BCHD) in Illinois is innovating a teaching health department to expand its capacity and meet the challenge of growing needs. At BCHD, academic partnerships fill a need to meet accreditation requirements while overcoming barriers imposed by limited funding, providing a real-world understanding of public health for the next generation of leaders. View this success story of an AHD partnership in action.
Kathleen Amos  
PHF Staff to Deliver Keynote Address at AHD Western Regional Summit

Kathleen Amos, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages at PHF will deliver opening remarks at the inaugural Western Regional Academic Health Department Summit, December 2-3, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. Hosted by the Southern Nevada Health District, this free event aims to elevate the discussion of AHD best practices and work towards codifying the essential factors of building and sustaining a successful partnership. Registration is open to all public health departments, regional training centers, and academic institutions located in Colorado and west. Learn more about this event and register to attend.
Expert Tip: Improve Your Programs with a Process Bottleneck Analysis

Have you found that a program at your organization is not working as well as designed? When you have a team of hardworking staff, but outcomes are less than optimal, it is often a problem with the process. PHF’s experts can help you map out your processes, find constrictions, improve the program, and meet your goals using our Process Bottleneck Analysis. Contact Ron Bialek at (202)218-4420 or to learn more and get started.
Performance Improvement Training Now Just a Click Away

Looking for training to help build knowledge and skills related to the Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health (PI Competencies)? Tailored searches are now available for identifying and accessing performance improvement training through the TRAIN Learning Network. See the latest learning opportunities that align with the PI Competencies.
Help Shape the Future of Public Health: Revisiting the 10 Essential Public Health Services

The de Beaumont Foundation and the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) are working together to revisit and potentially revise the 10 Essential Public Health Services. This initiative will be done through an open and transparent process with the field. Now is your chance to provide feedback and re-imagine what a framework might look like that would take us into the next 25 years and beyond. Join the next virtual town hall eve​nt on November 13, 2019 from 2:30-3:30pm ET, or complete the online questionnaire.
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Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting - Building and Sustaining Strong Partnerships Between Health Departments and Academia
November 4, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA from 1:00-2:30pm EST

Western Regional Academic Health Department Summit
December 2-3, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV


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