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Fight Flu: Resources for Making a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation This Season

by Vanessa Lamers

January 14, 2021

 

​Tara Ivic-Pavlicic is a Public Health Foundation (PHF) Intern and an MPH Candidate at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.Vanessa Lamers is the Assistant Director of Performance Management and Quality Improvement at PHF.This year, it is essential that healthcare personnel make...

 

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FAQs on the Pfizer Vaccine: Shipping, Handling, Preparation, and Administration

by Vanessa Lamers

December 16, 2020

 

​​​​​Vanessa Lamers is the Assistant Director of Performance Management and Quality Improvement at PHF.​To support health departments, hospitals, healthcare organizations, and governments in the roll-out of the vaccine, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) has developed this overview of the Pfizer-BioNTech...

 

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Five Trainings for Health Professionals to Integrate Racial Equity Into Practice

Posted in: Workforce Developmentby Vanessa Lamers

June 4, 2020

 

Vanessa Lamers, MPH, MESc, is the Assistant Director of Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Public Health Foundation,Racism is a public health issue, with significant impacts to health and well-being.   Public health and healthcare professionals know firsthand the impacts that long-standing...

 

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QI Tools for Project Management

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Vanessa Lamers

May 8, 2019

 

Vanessa Lamers, MPH, MESc, is the Assistant Director of Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Public Health Foundation​Supporting achievement of your organization’s strategic goals? Managing the development of individuals, teams, and daily work? Establishing or troubleshooting projects or...

 

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Celebrating National Infant Immunization Week

by Vanessa Lamers

April 26, 2019

 

Vanessa Lamers is the Assistant Director of Performance Management and Quality Improvement at PHF.​​This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). From April 27-May 4, 2019, NIIW will highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases...

 

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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

 

Vanessa Lamers is the Assistant Director of Performance Management and Quality Improvement at PHF.​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...

 

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Special Supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Highlights the Impact of Public Health Accreditation

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Workforce Developmentby Vanessa Lamers

June 4, 2018

 

With nearly 70% of the U.S. population now served by a public health agency accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), it is crucial to highlight and discuss the progress made through this program and how it has led to the increased quality and performance of public health practice....

 

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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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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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Newly Available Online Performance Improvement Resource for the Public Health Community

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Workforce Developmentby Vanessa Lamers

March 11, 2016

 

The Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health are a set of skills desirable for performance improvement professionals working in public health. Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) and the Core Competencies for Performance Improvement...

 

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