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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.

Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement (Archived Webinar)  

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Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement (Archived Webinar)

 

 

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Driver Diagram

April 13, 2016

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) worked with the  Department of Public Health at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and its community partners  to develop a population health driver diagram designed to improve the perinatal health system in East Tennessee with a focus on neonatal abstinence syndrome...

 

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Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement (Archived Webinar)

April 11, 2016

 

This archived webinar focuses on The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) and how it can support community health improvement efforts. The Community Guide is a free resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force, an...

 

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Ten Positive Preparatory Priority Steps to Enable a Population Health Coalition to Prosper (White Paper)

March 24, 2016

 

Engaging the community to tackle a challenging health issue necessitates a coalition of community members in order to make a measurable collective impact on health status.   These community population health coalitions do not just “happen” – rather they are the result of an individual or organization...

 

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Developing an AHD Research Agenda (AHD Learning Community Presentation)

March 18, 2016

 

This archived webinar featuring Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community member Paul Campbell Erwin, MD, DrPH, University of Tennessee Department of Public Health, introduces the newest initiative of the AHD Learning Community: a research agenda focused on the AHD model. This research agenda...

 

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Strategy Conceptualization Tree

March 15, 2016

 

The Strategy Conceptualization Tree helps a quality improvement team translate broadly-stated needs, such as “Remove Health Inequities,” “Improve Customer Satisfaction,” and “Lower Healthcare Costs” into specific, actionable, achievable, and measureable requirements. Developed by PHF Senior Quality...

 

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Competencies and Resources for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health (Archived Webinar)

March 10, 2016

 

This archived webinar provides an overview of the draft Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health and introduces resources to assist with implementation of these competencies. Featuring Ron Bialek, MPP, and Julie Sharp of the Public Health Foundation (PHF), this 60 minute...

 

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Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health

March 7, 2016

 

​The Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health are a set of skills desirable for performance improvement professionals working in public health. Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals and the Core Competencies for Performance Improvement Managers,...

 

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Recruitment and Retention: What’s Influencing the Decisions of Public Health Workers?

February 22, 2016

 

In 2010, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) 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...

 

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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, highlights successes of two AHD...

 

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