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MCH Navigator Presents Public Health Pronto: Effective Microlearning for Building Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Posted in: Council on Linkages, and Workforce Development

April 28, 2017

 

John Richards, MA AITP, Lead, Health Information Group and Co-Director, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University   Public Health Pronto, the Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Navigator's newest microlearning project, enables public health professionals to participate...

 

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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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50 Accredited Health Departments Are Using the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals for Workforce Development. Are You?

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

July 22, 2016

 

Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation Health departments across the nation are pursing accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and many of them are using the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Com...

 

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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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Beginning Your Workforce Development Planning? Five Tips for Getting Started Today!

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

December 11, 2015

 

The author is Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages at the Public Health Foundation   A skilled and competent workforce is critical to an effective organization, but how do you ensure your staff’s skills are well matched to the positions they fill as well as the needs of your organization?...

 

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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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Recapping a Year in the Field

Posted in: Data Analysis, Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, PHF News, Strategic Planning, and Workforce Development

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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Webinar Q&A: Using the Guide to Community Preventive Services to Impact Healthy Aging

Posted in: Conferences and Events, and Workforce Development

February 10, 2014

 

​In January 2014, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the United Way Worldwide co-sponsored a webinar entitled Using The Guide to Community Preventive Services to Impact Health Aging. This webinar introduced participants to The Guide to Community Preventive Services, also known as The Community Guide,...

 

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