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Accreditation Success in Idaho's North Central District Health Department

Posted in: Strategic Planning, TRAIN, and Workforce Development

January 24, 2018

 

The process of approaching and applying for Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation can be daunting. There is a plethora of planning, preparation, and documentation that must take place throughout the process. The Idaho North Central District Health Department, accredited in March 2016...

 

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VHA TRAIN Offering Free COPE-Accredited Low Vision Courses

Posted in: TRAIN, and Workforce Development

January 18, 2018

 

With February being Age-Related Macular Degeneration(AMD)/Low Vision Awareness month, it is the perfect opportunity to highlight a series of free, web-based, Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE)-accredited low vision modules recently released on Veterans Health Administration (VHA) TRAIN....

 

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Feedback Needed to Help Shape Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Workforce Developmentby Kathleen Amos

January 17, 2018

 

​Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health FoundationDoes your work involve activities in the areas of quality improvement, performance management, workforce development, accreditation, or community health assessment and improvement? Are you actively engaged...

 

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Share Your Feedback on Competencies for Population Health Professionals

Posted in: Workforce Developmentby Kathleen Amos

January 4, 2018

 

Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health FoundationAre you passionate about population health? Is community benefit work a core part of what you do? Contribute to the development of competencies to support the population health workforce! The Public Health F...

 

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Ask the AHD Expert: Pursuing Multiple AHD Partnership Opportunities

Posted in: Council on Linkages, and Workforce Development

December 29, 2017

 

​Bill Keck, MD, MPH, Chair, Academic Health Department Learning Community; Chair, Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice; Professor Emeritus, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University   With so many possibilities for creating successful...

 

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Accredited Veteran-Focused Training Available to Providers – For Free

Posted in: TRAIN, and Workforce Development

December 12, 2017

 

Ron Haskell is a Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist with the Employee Education System at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Along with his duties internal to VHA, Ron serves as the point of contact for marketing courses on VHA TRAIN.  He joined VHA in January 2017. Prior to VHA,...

 

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Feedback Needed! Draft AHD Development Model Available for Public Comment

Posted in: Council on Linkages, and Workforce Developmentby Kathleen Amos

November 28, 2017

 

Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation   Academic health department (AHD) partnerships – formal affiliations of health departments and academic institutions training future health professionals – can offer organizations numerous benefits and are...

 

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Support for the Public Health Workforce: How Do We Make the Case?

Posted in: Conferences and Events, Council on Linkages, PHF News, and Workforce Development

November 13, 2017

 

Janelle Nichols, MPH, Project Associate, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation   The public health workforce plays a vital role in ensuring the health of the population, but how do we ensure that we have a strong public health workforce? Workforce development efforts nationwide help...

 

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Is Public Health Missing a Bountiful Feast? Taking on the Social Determinants of Health

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, PHF News, and Strategic Planning

November 1, 2017

 

In October 2017, a colleague and I attended an outstanding meeting convened by the Root Cause Coalition in Louisville, KY. The group’s second annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health drew some 450 attendees from hospitals and health systems, health plans, social service agencies, and community-based...

 

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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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