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AJPH Highlights the Importance of Academic-Practice Partnerships for Impacting Evidence-Based Public Health

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

April 29, 2019

 

Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation

Researchers concluded that “formal academic–practice partnerships can be important means for advancing evidence-based decision-making and for implementing evidence-based programs and policies”1 in...

 

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Ask the AHD Expert: Increasing Engagement within an AHD Partnership

Posted in: Council on Linkages, Infrastructure, and Workforce Development

February 21, 2019

 

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   Engagement is key to the success of partnerships, and...

 

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New Grant Opportunity Focuses on Addressing Health Care Needs in Rural Communities

Posted in: Community Development, Infrastructure, and Strategic Planningby Russell Rubin

September 14, 2018

 

​The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) plans to award up to 22 grants to rural communities as part of the 2019 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program.   Awardees will receive up to $100,000 for one year to develop an integrated...

 

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The Nation's Health Cover Story Features the Benefits of Academic Health Department Partnerships

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

August 30, 2018

 

​Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation   Have you seen the cover story in the August issue of The Nation's Health from the American Public Health Association? Academic Health Department Partnerships Boost Training: Joining with Schools Benefits...

 

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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 Developmentby Russell Rubin

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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Blasting Off: Achieving Team Success Using Quality Improvement Tools

Posted in: Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Strategic Planningby Julie Sharp

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 Improvementby Julie Sharp

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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Understanding Changes to the Accreditation Process

Posted in: Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Strategic Planningby Margie Beaudry

December 15, 2015

 

​Important Changes to PHAB Process
In 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...

 

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Engage Reluctant Staff in Accreditation

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

September 9, 2015

 

The authors from the Alabama Department of Public Health include Carol Heier, Performance Improvement Manager/Accreditation Coordinator; Valerie Cochran, Assistant Nursing Director; and Annie Vosel, Director of the Division of Women's and Children's Health and Title X Family Planning.   Achieving...

 

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