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Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition “The Pink Book” E-Book  

Web Resource | E-Book

 

"The Pink Book," 13th Edition Now Available in E-Book Format for Kindle, iPad, Tablets, and PCs

Tools to Supplement the Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia  

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Public Health Foundation experts continue to expand the library of QI tools available to support the work of health departments and their community partners.

 

 

Bow Tie Diagram

February 4, 2016

 

The Bow Tie Diagram is used in risk evaluation. It gives a one-page visual roadmap of causes, controls, impacts, and preparedness steps in place to minimize the impacts of high-risk situations. This tool, shaped like a bow tie, gives a summary of plausible scenarios that could exist around a certain...

 

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Developing, Sustaining, and Expanding AHDs: Case Studies of Successful AHD Partnerships in Kansas and Kentucky (AHD Learning Community Presentation)

January 8, 2016

 

This archived webinar featuring Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community members Vicki Collie-Akers, PhD, MPH, Associate Director of Health Promotion Research, University of Kansas, and Louise Kent, MBA, ASQ CQIA, Planning Administrator, Northern Kentucky Health Department, highlighted successes of two AHD...

 

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Investigating Change

December 23, 2015

 

​Organizational change can be traumatic for an organization and the individuals involved. Change breaks the status quo that may be a comfortable way of life. In creating change, it is important to understand and articulate the desires and benefits of the potential change, and how the organization will...

 

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The Quick-Learn Design Toolkit

November 25, 2015

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) knows that a well-prepared public health workforce is the foundation of a healthy community.  PHF provides and connects to resources to help train the workforce.  
The Quick-Learn Design Toolkit, which is offered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s...

 

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Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition “The Pink Book” E-Book

November 9, 2015

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the availability of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition "The Pink Book" E-Book. This resource provides the most current, comprehensive, and...

 

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Crosswalk of the 2014 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals and the Essential Public Health Services

October 27, 2015

 

The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are a consensus set of foundational skills for the broad practice of public health, as defined by the 10 Essential Public Health Services (Essential Services). To ensure that the Core Competencies help build the skills necessary...

 

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Violence Awareness Materials from Public Health Foundation's (PHF's) Online Store

October 16, 2015

 

Violence in any form is a serious public health problem.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year there are over one million people that are battered, abused, and assaulted.  Violence can occur among any ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, or age group.   ...

 

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Council on Linkages Public Health Worker Survey

October 13, 2015

 

In 2010, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice conducted a survey to explore recruitment and retention within the US public health workforce. The survey considered factors that influenced individuals’ decisions to take and remain in jobs in the public health field, as well...

 

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Final Reports: Vector Control Program Performance Assessment and Improvement Initiative

October 5, 2015

 

​The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Foundation (PHF) collaborated on a performance improvement initiative to assist 14 local health departments to increase their vector control programs' efficiency, effectiveness, and capacity. This document is a compilation of...

 

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Webinar: Exploring the Public Health Improvement Resource Center

October 1, 2015

 

The “Exploring the Public Health Improvement Resource Center” webinar, which has been archived from its original broadcast on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, provides a walk-through of features of the refreshed Public Health Improvement Resource Center, highlights key elements of the database, and shares how...

 

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