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Celebrating the Core Competencies: Thank You for Three More Years of Support!

Posted in: Council on Linkages, and Workforce Development

June 26, 2017

 

Janelle Nichols, MPH, Project Associate, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation   June 26, 2017 marks the three-year anniversary of the release of the 2014 version of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) and offers an opportunity for the Council on...

 

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Activate Your Community Health Improvement Plan Using Quality Improvement Tools

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Vanessa Lamers

June 14, 2017

 

A community health improvement plan (CHIP) or a state health improvement plan (SHIP) identifies actions that can be taken to improve a community’s health. This is an important step, but many communities find themselves down the road from their plan, with the plan still on the shelf.
If your plan...

 

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Team Unity and Falling in Love with an Actionable Performance Management Process

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

May 12, 2017

 

Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye, Public Health Director, Black Hawk County Health Department and
Sonja Armbruster, Performance Management & Quality Improvement Expert, PHF, and Director of Wichita State University’s Center for Public Health Initiatives   Valentine’s Day conjures memories of elementary...

 

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Feedback Needed on Competencies for the Emerging Field of Legal Epidemiology

Posted in: Workforce Development

May 10, 2017

 

Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation     Does your work explore how laws can play a role in the cause, distribution, and prevention of disease and injury? Are you engaged in projects focused at the intersection of law and epidemiology? Your...

 

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Using Quality Improvement Tools to Weather the Storm

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Julie Sharp

May 5, 2017

 

As political climate change occurs, feelings of instability and uncertainty can threaten work in performance improvement. This uncertainty can incite crisis mode, where poor planning and quick responses lead to increased stress when solutions do not address the root causes of problems. However, these...

 

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MCH Navigator Presents Public Health Pronto: Effective Microlearning for Building Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Posted in: Council on Linkages, and Workforce Development

April 28, 2017

 

John Richards, MA AITP, Lead, Health Information Group and Co-Director, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University   Public Health Pronto, the Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Navigator's newest microlearning project, enables public health professionals to participate...

 

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New Partnership in Chicago Offers Latest Example of Academic Health Department Development

Posted in: Council on Linkages, and Workforce Developmentby Kathleen Amos

April 26, 2017

 

​​Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation   The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) have joined together in a progressive new academic health department (AHD) partnership....

 

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Eye on PI: Performance Improvement Professionals Share Ideas for Refining Competencies

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Workforce Developmentby Julie Sharp

April 10, 2017

 

As part of the effort to refine a set of draft Competencies for Performance Improvement (PI) Professionals in Public Health, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) has been collecting input about PI competencies from the public health community. This input has been received from PI professionals, as well...

 

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Using the A3 Problem Solving Report at Oklahoma City-County Health Department

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Julie Sharp

April 7, 2017

 

Kathie Dyer, Quality Improvement Council Consultant, Oklahoma City-County Health Department   Efficiency at Oklahoma City-County (OK) Health Department (OCCHD) is a prime objective in our day-to-day operations, and as the Quality Improvement (QI) Council Consultant at OCCHD, I am always on the lookout...

 

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Ask the AHD Expert: Sharing Resources without Sharing Money

Posted in: Council on Linkages, and Workforce Development

March 30, 2017

 

Bill Keck, MD, MPH, Chair, Academic Health Department Learning Community; Chair, Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice; Professor Emeritus, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University   Collaboration between partners in academic health department...

 

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