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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 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 Development

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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Laying the Foundation: Nursing & the Public Health Foundation

Posted in: Infrastructure, PHF News, and Workforce Development

June 4, 2018

 

Sashani Simpson, RN, BSN is a Master’s degree candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. She has practiced nursing for more than nine years at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Did you know that nursing is the most trusted profession in the court of public opinion, 16 years run...

 

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Blasting Off: Achieving Team Success Using Quality Improvement Tools

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

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 Improvement

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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Keep Your Engine Running Smoothly with a QI Tune-up

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

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 Planning

December 15, 2015

 

​Important Changes to PHAB ProcessIn 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 pol...

 

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Helping Health Departments Create and Implement a PHAB Action Plan

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

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 Improvement

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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