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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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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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Recapping a Year in the Field

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

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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New Funding Opportunity for Local Health Department Accreditation Preparation Support from NACCHO

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, TRAIN, and Workforce Developmentby Margie Beaudry

October 30, 2013

 

With funding from the CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local, & Territorial Support, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently announced a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) to engage in accreditation readiness activities. The 2013–2014 Accreditation...

 

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