Navigate Up
Sign In
We improve public health and population health practice to support healthier communities
News
 

 

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...

 

Continue Reading...

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...

 

Continue Reading...

Improving Vector Control Using a Population Health Driver Diagram

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Micaela Kirshy

November 13, 2015

 

​The Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are collaborating on a project to use the Vector Control Population Health Driver Diagram as a framework for developing and implementing quality improvement (QI) interventions within five different vector control...

 

Continue Reading...

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...

 

Continue Reading...

Assisting Vector Control Programs Through Performance Improvement Initiative

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Micaela Kirshy

September 8, 2015

 

Since August 2014, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) has been collaborating with the National Center for Environmental Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Vector Control Performance Assessment and Improvement Initiative. The idea originated from CDC’s desire to help...

 

Continue Reading...

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...

 

Continue Reading...

New and Improved: Public Health Improvement Resource Center

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Micaela Kirshy

February 10, 2015

 

​The Public Health Improvement Resource Center has been refreshed and improved to meet the evolving needs of public health improvement professionals. The online database is managed by the Public Health Foundation (PHF), and offers resources developed by colleagues and partners throughout the field to...

 

Continue Reading...

New Resources From the Performance Management Toolkit

by Micaela Kirshy

December 9, 2014

 

​Since its release in June 2014, thousands of public health professionals have used the Performance Management Toolkit to find resources and tools to better understand performance management and how to develop successful performance management systems. Most recently, the Public Health Foundation (PHF)...

 

Continue Reading...

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...

 

Continue Reading...

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...

 

Continue Reading...

News