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Keep Your Engine Running Smoothly with a QI Tune-up

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Margie Beaudry

February 2, 2016

 

We all know it is important to do scheduled maintenance on a car or truck. The same goes for physical check-ups and preventive care. We know. . .but it is easy to let things slide. We get busy, grow numb to minor performance declines, and forget that a small investment in prevention can save a lot of...

 

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Understanding Changes to the Accreditation Process

Posted in: Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Strategic Planningby Margie Beaudry

December 15, 2015

 

​Important Changes to PHAB Process
In June 2015, the Board of Directors of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) adopted a new Guide to National Public Health Department Initial Accreditation (Guide). While the overall process for accreditation has not changed, there are several new and revised...

 

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Helping Health Departments Create and Implement a PHAB Action Plan

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Margie Beaudry

October 23, 2015

 

The Action Plan is a common step on the road to accreditation. Using quality improvement (QI) principles and tools, PHF can provide many types of support to help health departments needing Action Plans to achieve accreditation. This is just one of the ways that PHF supports accreditation preparation....

 

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A Tale of Three Cities on the Journey to Accreditation

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Margie Beaudry

September 18, 2015

 

What do the health departments in Ann Arbor (MI), Missoula (MT), and New Orleans (LA) have in common? They each approached the Public Health Foundation (PHF) in 2012 on their journey to accreditation. They had unique needs, timelines, resources, and experiences. Yet each benefited from using the Plan-Do-Check-Act...

 

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Recapping a Year in the Field

Posted in: Data Analysis, Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, PHF News, Strategic Planning, and Workforce Developmentby Margie Beaudry

August 5, 2015

 

It has been a busy year for our Public Health Foundation (PHF) experts who deliver Performance Improvement (PI) Services in performance management, quality improvement (QI), and workforce development. They covered a lot of ground, providing customized on-site technical assistance (TA) and training in...

 

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New Funding Opportunity for Local Health Department Accreditation Preparation Support from NACCHO

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, TRAIN, and Workforce Developmentby Margie Beaudry

October 30, 2013

 

With funding from the CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local, & Territorial Support, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently announced a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) to engage in accreditation readiness activities. The 2013–2014 Accreditation...

 

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