Navigate Up
Sign In
We improve public health and population health practice to support healthier communities
Blog
 

 

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...

 

Continue Reading...

Why are They Stomping in Frederick, MD?

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

March 25, 2015

 

Barbara A. Brookmyer, MD, MPH is Health Officer for Frederick County, Maryland. She previously served as Deputy Health Officer on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Somerset County and Dorchester County. While working for the Health Resources and Services Administration, she developed policies to increase...

 

Continue Reading...

Charting a New Way Forward: Washoe County’s Experience with a Fundamental Review of the Health District

Posted in: Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Strategic Planning

December 16, 2014

 

Kevin Dick is the Washoe County District Health Officer in Reno, Nevada.   In April 2013, I was appointed interim Health Officer of the Washoe County Health District. The Health District, like many, was experiencing years of declining revenue and deficit spending. Our position was unsustainable and,...

 

Continue Reading...

Open Call for PHAB Site Visitors

Posted in: Infrastructureby Russell Rubin

October 9, 2014

 

​The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is actively seeking public health practitioners to serve as Site Visitors. PHAB Accreditation is based on a peer review process, and Site Visitors play a central and substantive role in the accreditation process.   PHAB is the independent organization that...

 

Continue Reading...

Indiana Uses PHHS Block Grant to Build Capacity Statewide

Posted in: Infrastructure, and Performance Management and Quality Improvement

June 11, 2014

 

​ Kristin Adams, Director, Office of Public Health Policy and Performance Management, Indiana Sate Department of Health   The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has had great success utilizing the Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant to support local level initiatives including...

 

Continue Reading...

The National Public Health Improvement Initiative at State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Levels

Posted in: Infrastructure

May 30, 2013

 

​Dr. Judith A. Monroe, Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   The public health system faces sustained financial challenges—challenges compounded by an aging population,...

 

Continue Reading...

Bialek: Prevention and Public Health Fund Under Attack

Posted in: Infrastructure

April 30, 2012

 

Ron Bialek, MPP, President, Public Health Foundation   The easy choice could have been the healthy choice for the House of Representatives.  On April 27, the House demonstrated a lack of leadership and foresight.  Making the unhealthy choice to abolish the Prevention and Public Health Fund established...

 

Continue Reading...

Quality Improvement Is Not Just For Problems: Success and Effect Diagram

Posted in: Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Workforce Developmentby Jack Moran

June 24, 2011

 



  Quality Improvement tools and techniques have been used extensively for solving problems in organizations. The authors1 of Quality Improvement Is Not Just For Problems: Success and Effect Diagram propose using those same methods to analyze successful processes. Understanding successful...

 

Continue Reading...

Kaye Bender: What is the relationship between accreditation and quality improvement in public health?

Posted in: Infrastructure, and Performance Management and Quality Improvement

December 28, 2010

 

Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and CEO, Public Health Accreditation Board

PHAB is using the definition of quality improvement in public health that was developed by the Accreditation Coalition and published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (January/February, 2010)....

 

Continue Reading...

PHF Pulse