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PHF Launches Two New Services to Help Health Departments Maximize Clinical Service Delivery Program Funding

Posted in: Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, and Workforce Developmentby Russell Rubin

August 16, 2018

 

Delivery team will be led by former nurse and hospital administrator   Each month, experts from the Public Health Foundation (PHF) are in the field working with health departments and hear feedback about pressing needs for technical assistance and training. Recent comments from state nursing directors,...

 

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Expertise to Help Your Organization Implement its Opioid Initiatives

Posted in: Community Development, Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, TRAIN, and Workforce Development

June 26, 2018

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) specializes in solving complex challenges by facilitating partnerships and assisting health departments, hospitals, health systems, and other community stakeholders with proven performance improvement methodologies, tools, and experience. This expertise may help you...

 

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Blasting Off: Achieving Team Success Using Quality Improvement Tools

Posted in: Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Strategic Planningby Julie Sharp

August 25, 2017

 

“Houston, we have a problem.” The story of the Apollo 13 mission stands as a shining example of a high-functioning and effective team, one that brought a damaged spacecraft, and its astronauts, home safely. But what should you do when your quality improvement (QI) team is stuck on the launch pad or...

 

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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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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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Engage Reluctant Staff in Accreditation

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

September 9, 2015

 

The authors from the Alabama Department of Public Health include Carol Heier, Performance Improvement Manager/Accreditation Coordinator; Valerie Cochran, Assistant Nursing Director; and Annie Vosel, Director of the Division of Women's and Children's Health and Title X Family Planning.   Achieving...

 

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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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How Can You Communicate the Benefits of Quality Improvement to Leadership and Staff?

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Russell Rubin

June 4, 2015

 

Russ Rubin is Director of Strategic Communication at the Public Health Foundation.   As you are well aware, improving the public’s health is no small feat. Using quality improvement (QI) tools and techniques to help achieve this goal takes time, planning, organization, participation, and often conflict,...

 

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Charting a New Way Forward: Washoe County’s Experience with a Fundamental Review of the Health District

Posted in: Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Strategic Planning

December 16, 2014

 

Kevin Dick is the Washoe County District Health Officer in Reno, Nevada.   In April 2013, I was appointed interim Health Officer of the Washoe County Health District. The Health District, like many, was experiencing years of declining revenue and deficit spending. Our position was unsustainable and,...

 

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Top 10 Problems Encountered By Quality Improvement Teams

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Jack Moran

December 7, 2010

 

Over the past few years, I have been involved in training and facilitating many quality improvement (QI) teams in public health and have noted the following major problems that they have encountered:   1. AIM Statement  - This important goal statement was often too large; the scope of the initial...

 

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