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Momentum Building Among Public Health Professionals Around the Performance Improvement Competencies

Date: 6/10/2019 11:07 AM

Related Categories: Performance Management, Quality Improvement, Workforce Development

Topic: Conferences and Events, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Workforce Development

Tag: Accreditation, Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement Plan, Competencies, Email Newsletter Content, Performance Improvement, Performance Improvement Competencies, Performance Management, PHF E-News, Quality Improvement, Workforce Development

Author: Kathleen Amos

Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation
If you are working in a performance improvement (PI) position within public health, the Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health (PI Competencies) are designed specifically for you. Have you checked out the PI Competencies yet?
Released in 2018, momentum is building behind using these competencies for workforce development for individuals engaged in quality improvement, performance management, workforce development, accreditation, or community health assessment and improvement activities. More than 300 people joined us in November 2018 for a webinar launching the PI Competencies, and the archive of the webinar has been accessed more than 300 times.
The annual Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT), which took place June 12-13, 2019 in New Orleans, LA, offered participants an opportunity to dig deeper into the PI Competencies and work together to identify high priority areas for workforce development for PI professionals during the session Building Performance Improvement Skills to Support Public Health.
All session content throughout PHIT was aligned with the PI Competencies, with session presenters having identified which PI Competencies their sessions address when developing their content for the more than 250 attendees.
More than 65 people packed the Building Performance Improvement Skills to Support Public Health session at PHIT 2019.
And there’s more to come! The PI Competencies will be the focus of a session at this summer’s National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) AnnualBuilding Performance Improvement Knowledge and Skills on July 10, 2019 at 11:30am – in Orlando, FL, and resources are being developed to enhance access to training that builds the knowledge and skills described in the PI Competencies. The TRAIN Learning Network contains thousands of courses relevant for public health professionals, and we are in the process of developing tailored searches for TRAIN that will retrieve courses aligned with PI Competencies. Working with the PI Competencies Subgroup, areas where searches might be the most helpful are being identified and search strategies developed. Stay tuned for additional information about that in the near future or join our NACCHO Annual presentation to learn more!
Want to apply the PI Competencies in your organization and not sure where to start? Reach out to me at, and I’d be happy to help. Have a great example of how you’ve put the PI Competencies into practice? We love to hear those too! Be part of this developing movement. Get in touch with us anytime by contacting me directly or emailing
Update July 29, 2019: The tailored course searches for the TRAIN Learning Network are now available to help in finding training opportunities related to select PI Competencies. Visit the Tailored Searches for Performance Improvement Training webpage to access the searches and learn more.


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