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Cross-Sector Collaboration for Improving the Health of Communities: You Can’t Do It Alone

Posted in: Community Development, and Performance Management and Quality Improvement

April 15, 2020

 

Ron Bialek and John W. Moran   “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” ― Helen Keller1

Improving a community’s health requires that the community’s public health department, healthcare institutions, and other community stakeholders providing health and health-related services...

 

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Opioid Response: A Recipe for Local, Impactful Results

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

October 2, 2018

 

Ron Bialek, MPP, President, Public Health Foundation.   First, the good news. Substantial federal, state, and local resources are being allocated for planning and implementing responses to the opioid crisis. For example, there are new and redirected federal funds available through the Centers for...

 

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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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Mobilizing Community Partners to Action: How a Small Vector Control Program Tackled Zika

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

October 11, 2016

 

Cheryl Clay is the Public Health Senior Environmentalist for the Madison County Health Department, where her core responsibility is managing the vector control program for the City of Huntsville. Her vector control program emphasizes public education and source reduction as the most effective means...

 

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From Paper to Practice: Seeking Opportunities to Pilot New Oral Health Driver Diagram

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Micaela Kirshy

August 15, 2014

 

In September 2013, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) funded the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to develop the Population Health Driver Diagram to Increase Use of Oral Health Care in an effort to address the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator, “Increase the proportion...

 

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