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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 has...

 

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Team Unity and Falling in Love with an Actionable Performance Management Process

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

May 12, 2017

 

Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye, Public Health Director, Black Hawk County Health Department and Sonja Armbruster, Performance Management & Quality Improvement Expert, PHF, and Director of Wichita State University’s Center for Public Health Initiatives   Valentine’s Day conjures memories of elementary sch...

 

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Using Quality Improvement Tools to Weather the Storm

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

May 5, 2017

 

As political climate change occurs, feelings of instability and uncertainty can threaten work in performance improvement. This uncertainty can incite crisis mode, where poor planning and quick responses lead to increased stress when solutions do not address the root causes of problems. However, these...

 

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Eye on PI: Performance Improvement Professionals Share Ideas for Refining Competencies

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

April 10, 2017

 

As part of the effort to refine a set of draft Competencies for Performance Improvement (PI) Professionals in Public Health, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) has been collecting input about PI competencies from the public health community. This input has been received from PI professionals, as well...

 

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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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What Does it Take to Be a Performance Improvement Professional?

Posted in: Council on Linkages, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, and Workforce Development

February 14, 2017

 

Julie Sharp, Performance Improvement Specialist, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Public Health Foundation Since 2001, the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals have inspired the development of a number of discipline-specific competency sets, including Competencies for App...

 

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Putting Performance Management into Action

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

January 18, 2017

 

Julie Sharp is a Performance Improvement Specialist at the Public Health Foundation (PHF). At the Kane County Health Department in Aurora, IL, she led the development and operation of performance management and quality improvement programs and systems, and was Accreditation Coordinator for the department’s...

 

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How South Dakota Reduced CRE through a Multi-Disciplinary Approach

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

December 15, 2016

 

Angela M. Jackley, RN, is the Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program Coordinator for the South Dakota Department of Health. Her responsibilities include oversight and coordination of efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections, multi-drug resistant outbreaks,...

 

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Update on Responding to Zika

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

October 25, 2016

 

Since our last blog post about Zika funding and response, Congress has allocated funding explicitely to support Zika prevention, surveillance, and preparedness. Health departments need to remain lean and effective in responding to the present and emerging risk of Zika and other vector-borne diseases,...

 

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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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