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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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PHF Partners with Tribes to Support Tribal Drinking Water Program Improvement

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Vanessa Lamers

July 26, 2018

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Environmental Health, is providing technical assistance and training for Tribal drinking water programs around the country. This program launched with an in-person training with 24...

 

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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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Assessing, Improving, and Evaluating Unregulated Drinking Water Programs

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Vanessa Lamers

October 10, 2017

 

Approximately 13% of U.S. Households, or about 43 million people, use drinking water systems and sources that are not covered by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act1. These systems are primarily private wells but may also include springs, cisterns, and hauled water systems. Most private well programs...

 

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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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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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Getting Started with Quality Improvement: Questions and Answers about the District of Columbia Department of Health Experience

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

July 27, 2012

 

​The National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII), funded through the Prevention and Public Health Fund of the Affordable Care Act, has allowed the District of Columbia Department of Health (DC DOH) and 73 other state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments to make fundamental changes...

 

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Mike Rudis: The Value of a Team Charter

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

November 11, 2011

 

Mike Rudis, Training Administrator, Office of Performance Management, Delaware Division of Public Health   A team charter is the official document from a team sponsor that empowers the team to act. The Delaware Division of Public Health Process Action Team has used a charter, which describes the mission...

 

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