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Planning for Success: Aligning Accreditation Plans

Posted in: Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, and Workforce Developmentby Margie Beaudry

July 9, 2015

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to announce Aligning Accreditation Plans, a new on-site service to help agencies ensure that the various plans required for health department accreditation are complementary and effectively tracked within the agency’s performance management system.
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PHF Experts Train Hundreds in 2015 Public Health Improvement Training Workshops

Posted in: Council on Linkages, Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, and Workforce Developmentby Margie Beaudry

June 15, 2015

 

​Hundreds of performance improvement professionals gathered in New Orleans for the Public Health Improvement Training on June 9-10, 2015. The annual event provided interactive, hands-on training opportunities this year with the goal of advancing performance in systems, agencies, and communities.   Sonja...

 

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PHF and ACHI Partner to Support Hospital Population Health Improvement Efforts

Posted in: Conferences and Events, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, PHF News, and TRAINby Margie Beaudry

March 25, 2015

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) strives to create opportunities to achieve public health and health care system alignment to improve community health. With this in mind, PHF is partnering with the Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) to provide technical assistance and training to...

 

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Rapid Cycle Kaizen for Process Improvement

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Margie Beaudry

March 20, 2015

 

With public health organizations prioritizing quality improvement (QI) – both for accreditation readiness and for the overall success of organizational objectives – it is no surprise that Kaizen (Japanese for “change for the better”) has become a popular approach. There are many ways to conduct a Kaizen...

 

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Two New Services to Improve Community Health

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Strategic Planningby Margie Beaudry

December 9, 2014

 

While public health organizations and their community partners strive to remain nimble in the context of a changing health system, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) has developed new performance improvement services that leverage partnerships to achieve population health goals. Two new services just released...

 

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Get Technical Assistance Through New Grant Programs

Posted in: Infrastructure, and Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Margie Beaudry

November 24, 2014

 

​CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recently awarded more than $200 million to public and private organizations through grant programs focused on populations hardest hit by chronic diseases. In addition to addressing leading risk factors for chronic disease, these...

 

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New Technical Assistance: Kaizen Process Improvement Event

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Margie Beaudry

March 25, 2014

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) has a new technical assistance offering to facilitate a kaizen event. Kaizen is Japanese for “improvement” or “change for the best.” In this intensive, two-day offering entitled Kaizen Process Improvement Event, a health department will complete a facilitated process...

 

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PHF Conducts Fundamental Review of Washoe County Health District

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Strategic Planningby Margie Beaudry

March 25, 2014

 

In February 2014, PHF completed an organization-wide assessment of the structure, operations, oversight, governance, finances, and performance of the Washoe County Health District (Nevada). The four-month review identified key strengths and offered 24 recommendations for the agency to consider based...

 

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A Landmark Moment in Public Health

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, TRAIN, and Workforce Developmentby Margie Beaudry

January 28, 2014

 

​The era of public health accreditation has arrived. While not a surprise — momentum to make public health accreditation a reality has been growing for more than a decade — a consensus has emerged that the standards and measures developed by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) represent the...

 

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Using Performance Management in Public Health Policy

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Margie Beaudry

October 26, 2012

 

​On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Margie Beaudry Public Health Foundation’s (PHF) Director of Performance Management and Quality Improvement, co-led a webinar on using performance measurement in public health policy work. The webinar, co-led by Sondra Dietz of the American Public Health Association (APHA),...

 

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