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Special Update on Measles Provides Information about Outbreak Cases and Recommendations

by Vanessa Lamers

April 29, 2019

 

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) article with a summary of all of the measles cases reported from January 1, 2019 to April 26, 2019. Below you will find information from CDC about the MMWR, as well as some general...

 

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Local Health Departments Are Increasingly Using Quality Improvement to Improve Agency Performance

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Vanessa Lamers

September 13, 2017

 

According to the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 2016 National Profile of Local Health Departments and newly released research briefs, local health departments (LHDs) across the United States have increased their implementation of agency-wide quality improvement (QI)...

 

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PHF and CDC Vector Control Improvement Initiative Featured in Journal

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Vanessa Lamers

August 31, 2016

 

As the control of mosquitoes and other vectors is in the spotlight, the Public Health Foundation (PHF), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has published an open-access, peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Environmental Insights, titled, “A Performance Management...

 

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Continuous Improvement of the Public Health Improvement Resource Center

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Vanessa Lamers

May 31, 2016

 

​To provide easy access to the most relevant performance improvement resources, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) has recently improved the user experience of the Public Health Improvement Resource Center. The redesigned front page now includes streamlined search characteristics and an updated feature...

 

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Zika Preparedness and Response Using Quality Improvement Tools and Processes

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Vanessa Lamers

May 16, 2016

 

As the public health and healthcare communities respond to the Zika Virus in the United States, quality improvement (QI) tools and techniques can be helpful for preparing for and reacting to local infections. QI’s focus on systems and processes can help state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments...

 

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Population Health Driver Diagram Used by Columbia School of Nursing

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, PHF News, and Workforce Developmentby Vanessa Lamers

February 5, 2016

 

Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN the Dean and Professor at Columbia University School of Nursing and the Senior Vice President of Columbia University Medical Center introduced the Population Health Driver Diagram to the next generation of nurse practitioners as a way to integrate clinical and primary...

 

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Promoting Antibiotic Stewardship Tools and Resources among Health Departments

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Vanessa Lamers

December 23, 2015

 

​Each year in the United States, antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect 2 million peoplei. To help address this issue, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) is working with the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease...

 

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