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The Public Health Improvement Resource Center  

Web Resource | ​Online database

 

The database offers resources developed by colleagues and partners throughout the field to help build and improve public health systems. It is continually updated to meet the evolving needs of public health improvement professionals.

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.

 

 

Priority Competencies for Population Health Professionals

July 19, 2016

 

​The Public Health Foundation and Association for Community Health Improvement are collaborating to develop a set of Priority Competencies for Population Health Professionals. Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies), the Priority Competencies for Population...

 

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Enhancing Physical Activity Opportunities Population Health Driver Diagram

July 18, 2016

 

This Enhancing Physical Activity Opportunities Population Health Driver Diagram was developed in 2016 by the Cabarrus Health Alliance as part of their work as an awardee in the CDC's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. A population health driver diagram identifies primary...

 

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Use of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals for Health Department Performance Improvement and Public Health Accreditation Board Accreditation

June 30, 2016

 

​The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are a consensus set of foundational skills for the broad practice of public health and are used by public health professionals and organizations across the country. To help guide future work related to the Core Competencies,...

 

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Jefferson County Department of Health: Developing Successful AHD Partnerships and Achieving Accreditation (AHD Learning Community Presentation)

June 24, 2016

 

This archived webinar featuring Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community member and AHD Mentorship Program Chair Bryn Manzella, MPH, focuses on the successful AHD partnerships developed by the Jefferson County Department of Health (AL), highlighting its AHD activities and accomplishments,...

 

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Evaluating Emergency Preparedness and Response Trainings: A Knowledge Repository

June 21, 2016

 

Built to provide one-stop access to evaluation tools developed by the Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC), Evaluating Emergency Preparedness and Response Trainings: A Knowledge Repository is designed to serve as a guide and framework to promote evidence-based evaluations of...

 

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PESTLE Chart

June 10, 2016

 

​The PESTLE Chart can be used to help a strategic planning team understand an organization’s current operating state. This tool provides a framework for teams to scan the external environment for factors that could impact strategy development. Developed by Public Health Foundation (PHF) Senior Quality...

 

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Health and Well-Being for All: Meeting-in-a-Box

May 11, 2016

 

Health and well-being are products of not only the healthcare we receive and the choices we make, but also the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Health and Well-Being for All is an interactive way to discuss factors that affect our overall health, including social factors, and to consider...

 

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Myths that Fuel Resistance to Public Health and Hospital Collaboration

May 10, 2016

 

​Assumptions and mistrust can prevent hospitals and health departments from boldly and effectively collaborating to address community health problems. This article, written by Public Health Foundation (PHF) team members Margie Beaudry and Jack Moran, and hospital community benefit practitioners Jayne...

 

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Managing Disruptions and Distractions Matrix

May 4, 2016

 

The Managing Disruptions and Distractions Matrix can be used to maneuver constant disruptions and distractions at home and at work. Used at the beginning of each week, this tool helps to chart a course for accomplishing tasks that are important and urgent. Developed by Public Health Foundation (PHF) Senior...

 

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Performance Management: Improving the Improvement (Archived Webinar)

May 3, 2016

 

This archived webinar provides information on continuously improving a performance management system. The webinar includes presentations from two local health departments on their experience building, maintaining, and improving their performance management systems.  
 
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