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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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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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Laying the Foundation: Nursing & the Public Health Foundation

Posted in: Infrastructure, PHF News, and Workforce Development

June 4, 2018

 

Sashani Simpson, RN, BSN is a Master’s degree candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. She has practiced nursing for more than nine years at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Did you know that nursing is the most trusted profession in the court of public opinion, 16 years...

 

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Health Departments Showing Strong Demand for Performance Improvement Services

Posted in: Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Workforce Development

April 17, 2018

 

Margie Beaudry is Director of Performance Improvement Services at the Public Health Foundation.   Throughout the year, I speak with many health department leaders who ask, "Is my organization alone in this challenge? Is this training need common among other health departments? Are you helping others...

 

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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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Community Chief Health Strategist: How Will We Get There?

Posted in: Community Development, and Infrastructureby Margie Beaudry

November 17, 2016

 

Are you looking to become the Community Chief Health Strategist? The Public Health Foundation (PHF) has the expertise to make this happen for you, and involve community partners working together toward shared goals. As the Community Chief Health Strategist, you will step forward to align stakeholders...

 

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Respond Now to the Threat of Zika

Posted in: Infrastructure, and Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Margie Beaudry

August 1, 2016

 

​Choose to Be Lean and Effective
We know that state and local health departments are not getting all the resources they need to respond to the present and emerging risk of Zika and other vector-borne diseases. With the limited resources available, it is imperative that agencies be effective and...

 

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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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