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Planning Before You Communicate Tool  

Guidance, Tool, Training | ​Spreadsheet

 

A comprehensive and strategic communications plan for your health department enables you and your staff to reach your target audience in the right place, at the right time, with the right message. Use this tool to help you to organize your plan.

Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections Through QI  

Case Example | ​Case Story

 

When staff in the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CDPH) recognized a rise in the state’s Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rates, they addressed the issue using a collaborative approach at regional long-term care (LTC) facilities.

 

 

Outcomes, Performance, Structure: Three Keys to Organizational Excellence

March 31, 2014

 

  Driven by state and local needs, a successful performance management system closely aligns with a health department's mission and strategic plans, and can help a health department with applying for accreditation.  To assist health departments in building a strong performance management system,...

 

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Workforce Training Needs Assessment - The Ohio State University

March 18, 2014

 

​In 2010, the Center for Public Health Practice at The Ohio State University College of Public Health developed a web-based survey to assess workforce training needs of public health professionals at state and local health departments. The survey instrument was based on the Council on Linkages Between...

 

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Planning Before You Communicate Tool

February 13, 2014

 

Health departments must have good, consistent, clear, crisp communications both internally and externally. A comprehensive and strategic communications plan for the department sets the foundation for staff to develop and execute communications effectively: to reach the target audience in the right place,...

 

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An Accreditation Maintenance Tool

January 30, 2014

 

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) is a trailblazer during these initial years of public health accreditation. Among the first health departments to be accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), OCCHD continues to innovate and share, providing a living example of continuous...

 

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Assigning Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies and Public Health Preparedness Capabilities to TRAIN Courses

January 17, 2014

 

Many public health departments and organizations require competency-based training for their workforce. As a result, the Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competency Model and the Public Health Preparedness Capabilities have been integrated into TRAIN. Benefits of the Competencies and Capabilities...

 

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Seasonal Influenza Resources from PHF's Online Store

January 6, 2014

 

  The Public Health Foundation’s Online Store offers resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Program to help you inform and educate your constituents on actions that can be taken to prevent the flu.
The following resources are available...

 

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Visualizing Your Organization’s QI Culture Growth: A QI Culture Map

December 6, 2013

 

  While the culture of an organization is difficult to observe, its impacts reverberate at all levels of operation. Organizations that desire a Quality Improvement (QI) Culture need all employees focused on customer satisfaction, excellent services, and continous improvement. As efforts to foster these...

 

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From Good to Great: Using QI to Standardize Prescription for Health

October 30, 2013

 

​Staff at Washtenaw County Public Health (WCPH) in Michigan used grants from the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Kresge Foundation to create the Prescription for Health program. The goal was to improve access to local and affordable produce by building connections among primary care,...

 

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Affordable Care Act Resources Provided by Academic Health Department Learning Community Members

October 23, 2013

 

On September 25, 2013, the Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community held a special meeting to explore opportunities for AHDs to play a role in health reform. At this meeting, participants were invited to share resources related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Resources identified during...

 

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Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections Through QI

October 22, 2013

 

  When staff in the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CDPH) recognized a rise in the state’s Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rates, they addressed the issue using a collaborative approach at regional long-term care (LTC) facilities. To strengthen results, the health department built quality...

 

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