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Opioids: The Crisis Upon Us

Posted in: Strategic Planning, and TRAINby Ron Bialek

October 31, 2018

 

Ron Bialek, MPP, President, Public Health Foundation.

Can you imagine the response to, “crime has been reduced in our community, so let’s cut the police department budget,” or “there hasn’t been a fire all year, let’s sell off the idle fire engines and layoff half of the fire fighters.” Yes,...

 

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Opioid Response: A Recipe for Local, Impactful Results

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

October 2, 2018

 

Ron Bialek, MPP, President, Public Health Foundation.   First, the good news. Substantial federal, state, and local resources are being allocated for planning and implementing responses to the opioid crisis. For example, there are new and redirected federal funds available through the Centers for...

 

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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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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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Accreditation Success in Idaho's North Central District Health Department

Posted in: Strategic Planning, TRAIN, and Workforce Developmentby Erin Bougie

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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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 Quality Improvement Tools to Weather the Storm

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Julie Sharp

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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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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What Does it Take to Be a Performance Improvement Professional?

Posted in: Council on Linkages, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, and Workforce Developmentby Julie Sharp

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...

 

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