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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (October 2013)

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

Date: 10/29/2013

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Using QI to Foster Public Health and Healthcare Collaboration
CDC TRAIN Celebrates Its Second Anniversary
Revisions to the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Underway
Health Reform and Partnerships Headline Meetings of the Academic Health Department Learning Community
Upcoming Opportunities to Impact the Future of Public Health Professionals
Partnering to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance
Webinar: Application of "The Community Guide" by Two Health Systems to Improve the Health of a Community
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Dear Russell,

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.
Using QI to Foster Public Health and Healthcare Collaboration

Under its Antibiotic Stewardship Program, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) recently brought together stakeholders from public health and healthcare to celebrate successes in a collaborative effort to achieve appropriate antibiotics use and reduce antibiotic resistance. Read about how three pilot sites have used PHF's Public Health Antibiotic Stewardship Driver Diagram to address this community health issue and PHF's plans to apply this framework to target other shared challenges in public health and healthcare.
 
CDC TRAIN Celebrates Its Second Anniversary 

This year, CDC TRAIN, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's gateway into the most comprehensive catalog of public health learning products in the nation, celebrates its second year as a TRAIN affiliate. Since its launch, CDC TRAIN has grown by leaps and bounds, with 70,500 registered learners and nearly 6,000 courses. Learn more about this free learning resource for public health and healthcare professionals.

 

Revisions to the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Underway 

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At its meeting on September 17, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) voted to begin revising the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). The Council on Linkages began collecting feedback on the Core Competencies from the public health community earlier this year and has received a variety of suggestions thus far. Based on this initial feedback, the Council on Linkages decided to proceed with minor revisions to the Core Competencies while continuing to collect input from public health professionals, governing bodies, volunteers, students, and others. Find the latest information on the Core Competencies revisions and opportunities to get involved in the process.

Health Reform and Partnerships Headline Meetings of the Academic Health Department Learning Community

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At its most recent meeting on September 25, the Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community discussed the Affordable Care Act and asked, "How Can AHDs play a role in health reform?"

Also, the AHD Learning Community will hold its next in-person meeting during the American Public Health Association's 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. This meeting will provide an opportunity for members and others to learn more about AHDs and successful AHD partnerships from public health professionals active in this area. See the full upcoming meeting agenda for November 5.

Upcoming Opportunities to Impact the Future of Public Health Professionals

For those attending the American Public Health Association's 141st Annual Meeting in Boston on November 2-6, PHF will be omnipresent with many opportunities to increase proficiency in performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development initiatives at public health organizations. See the list of highlights and activities planned for this year's event.
 
Partnering to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

Preventing the spread of antibiotic resistance can only be achieved with widespread engagement, especially among leaders in public health, health care, clinical medicine, and agriculture.

 

As you think about your community's strategy for promoting appropriate antibiotic use and prepare for CDC's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, November 18-24, see what activities and resources PHF currently offers to help meet your health department's needs. 

 

Webinar: Application of "The Community Guide" by Two Health Systems to Improve the Health of a Community

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The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) is a resource that informs of best practices and helps users organize activities to help improve the health of their population.


PHF and the Association for Community Health Improvement are co-sponsoring a free webinar on November 14, 2013 at 2pm ET, which will share how community partners have implemented evidence-based community health interventions from The Community Guide to improve health outcomes. Register today to attend.
 
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