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Taking Action Across Sectors in Communities: Addressing Diabetes in Texas

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and PHF Newsby Micaela Kirshy

July 26, 2016

 

Texas has a high prevalence of diabetes and an especially high incidence of diabetic complications such as amputations and renal failure. The statewide, age-adjusted diagnosed diabetic rate of 10.8/100 is the ninth highest rate in the country and has approximately doubled since the 1990’s1. Increasing...

 

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Stakeholders Collaborate to Improve Their Community Perinatal Health System

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Micaela Kirshy

April 19, 2016

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) worked with the Department of Public Health at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and its community partners to develop a population health driver diagram designed to improve the perinatal health system in East Tennessee with a focus on neonatal abstinence syndrome...

 

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Improving Community Health: How Organizations and Communities are Using Population Health Driver Diagrams

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Micaela Kirshy

September 21, 2015

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) has been working with communities using population health driver diagrams to address a variety of community health challenges. Development and use of population health driver diagrams continues to expand as communities understand the value the framework offers. A population...

 

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Tackling Risks Associated with Diabetes Using a Population Health Driver Diagram

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and PHF Newsby Micaela Kirshy

April 30, 2015

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is developing and using a population health driver diagram framework to address prevention, control, treatment, and reduction of severe complications associated with diabetes. PHF has been testing an innovative...

 

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Developing Your Own Population Health Driver Diagrams to Address Health Challenges

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and PHF Newsby Micaela Kirshy

October 21, 2014

 

With the goal of helping organizations use population health driver diagrams to address community health challenges, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) has launched the Developing a Population Health Driver Diagram tool that provides steps for organizations to construct their own driver diagrams. A...

 

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Using Driver Diagrams to Address Population Health Challenges: Oral Health Care

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Micaela Kirshy

June 13, 2014

 

​On May 15, 2014, The Public Health Foundation (PHF) hosted the Oral Health Care Advisory Group Meeting at PHF's office in Washington, DC. PHF convened an interdisciplinary team of experts in quality improvement, oral health, epidemiology, and public health practice, to help identify and map drivers...

 

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Maine CDC Uses Public Health Antibiotic Stewardship Driver Diagram to Address CDI

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Micaela Kirshy

May 19, 2014

 

In response to an increase in reported outbreaks of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in long-term care and other health care facilities, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) began participating as a pilot site in the Public Health Foundation’s (PHF) Antibiotic Stewardship...

 

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Using QI to Foster Public Health and Healthcare Collaboration

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Micaela Kirshy

October 22, 2013

 

​On October 11, 2013, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) convened the second meeting of its Antibiotic Stewardship Advisory Group to discuss current and future activities using the Public Health Antibiotic Stewardship Driver Diagram. During this meeting, the three public health pilot sites participating...

 

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