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Annual Catalog of TRAIN Courses with Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies and/or Public Health Capabilities  

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Annual Catalog of TRAIN Courses with Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies and/or Public Health Capabilities

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals  

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A consensus set of skills desirable for the broad practice of public health, these competencies are organized into eight domains, reflecting skill areas within public health, and three tiers, representing career stages for public health professionals.

 

 

Competency Assessments for Public Health Professionals

July 31, 2014

 

​The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) represent a set of skills desirable for the broad practice of public health that professionals may want to possess as they work to protect and improve the nation's health. The Core Competencies offer a starting point for public...

 

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Crosswalk of the 2014 and 2010 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

July 31, 2014

 

This crosswalk of the 2014 and 2010 versions of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) illustrates the relationships between specific competencies within these two versions. It contains three competency maps – one for each of the three tiers comprising the Core Competencies...

 

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Developing a Population Health Driver Diagram

July 23, 2014

 

​ To create opportunities for public health and health care system alignment to improve community health, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) created a population health driver diagram framework. A population health driver diagram can be used collaboratively by public health, health care, and other organizations...

 

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Resources from PHF’s Online Store Help to Reduce the Spread of Antibiotic Resistant Infections

July 17, 2014

 

Promoting Appropriate Antibiotic UseImproper use of antibiotics can cause drug-resistant bacteria, and could even lead to death. Every year, 2 million people in the United States acquire antibiotic resistant infections. To help fight this pressing public health problem, the Public Health Foundation...

 

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Nine Pillars to Support Public Health Quality Improvement Adoption

July 14, 2014

 

Delivering ​​the highest quality and most effective public health services,the highest quality and most effective public health services starts with developing a quality improvement (QI) mindset throughout the organization. Once this mindset is ingrained in the organization, all actions support the...

 

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Annual Catalog of TRAIN Courses with Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies and/or Public Health Capabilities

July 10, 2014

 

​The Annual Catalog of TRAIN Courses with Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies and/or Public Health Capabilities identifies training available through TRAIN that has that has Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies and/or Public Health Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities selected....

 

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Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

June 29, 2014

 

The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are a consensus set of skills for the broad practice of public health, as defined by the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages),...

 

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Mistake Proofing

June 27, 2014

 

​Defects emerge because of errors – invariably human errors. To “mistake proof” is to reduce the likelihood of something going wrong which would result in an error. Mistake Proofing, sometimes called “poka-yoke”, was developed by Shigeo Shingo  in the 1960s for use in industrial processes to prevent...

 

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PICK Chart

June 27, 2014

 

 Where do we begin? This is often the question when improvement teams must choose a project from among several worthy candidates for process improvement. A PICK chart is used to rank projects by considering their level of difficulty (amount of scarce resources required) and the level of payoff (the...

 

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Performance Management Toolkit

June 19, 2014

 

  Performance management is a systematic process that helps an organization achieve its mission and strategic goals. The Public Health Foundation (PHF) produces and provides resources and tools, including case stories, white papers, and customized technical assistance, that can help individuals and...

 

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