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Solvability and Control Matrix

June 14, 2018

 

The Solvability and Control Matrix is a tool that presents a guided process to explore and assess process problems, in order to determine what can be easily solved, and which problems might rise to the level of a QI project. When struggling with a process problem, program staff can determine next steps...

 

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Improving Vector Control Program Performance: An Intervention Guidance Document

July 6, 2017

 

From 2014-2017, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) collaborated with 15 local health departments on performance improvement initiatives to increase vector control program efficiency, effectiveness, and capacity. In addition to reports and resources produced by the 15 health departments, PHF worked with...

 

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Consensus Decision Making Matrix

June 12, 2017

 

The Consensus Decision Making Matrix tool supports achievement of consensus by dividing an identified issue into a set of primary and secondary components. Defining these components increases understanding and identifies what needs to be addressed in order to resolve the issue. This tool provides a...

 

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Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Exploring Competencies for the Emerging Field of Legal Epidemiology (Archived Meeting)

May 12, 2017

 

This archived virtual town hall meeting focuses on the emerging field of legal epidemiology and a draft competency model being developed to support public health practitioners, lawyers, and policy experts working in this area. The Legal Epidemiology Competency Model (LECM) aims to provide guidelines...

 

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Moving from Assessment to Action in Community Health Improvement (Archived Webinar)

May 1, 2017

 

Featuring two communities participating in the Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement pilot initiative, this archived webinar offers an overview of the initiative to date and highlights the stories of those participating. Led by WellSpan Health (York, PA) and INTEGRIS Health (Oklahoma...

 

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Building Cross-Sector Collaborations to Promote Effective Antibiotic Use in Inpatient, Outpatient, and Long-Term Care Settings (Archived Webinar)

February 8, 2017

 

This archived webinar provides information on building collaborations between public health and healthcare to develop antibiotic stewardship programs, promote effective antibiotic use, and reduce healthcare-associated infections. The webinar includes presentations from two state health departments and...

 

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Idea Parking Lot Matrix

January 3, 2017

 

The Idea Parking Lot Matrix is a quality improvement (QI) tool that supports the effectiveness of meetings by minimizing distractions and unrelated discussions. This tool can be used to capture and store ideas that are not relevant to the current discussion, but can be used to drive other improvements....

 

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A3 Problem Solving Report

October 12, 2016

 

  The A3 Problem Solving Report (A3) is a problem solving and continuous improvement tool. This tool helps an improvement team concisely describe and document its problem solving process. Developed by Public Health Foundation (PHF) Senior Quality Advisor Jack Moran and PHF Performance Improvement...

 

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A Performance Management Initiative for Local Health Department Vector Control Programs

August 10, 2016

 

Local health department (LHD) vector control programs have experienced budget reductions, resulting in reduced capacity and decreased ability to identify and quickly respond to emerging vector-borne diseases such as Chikungunya and Zika. "A Performance Management Initiative for Local Health Department...

 

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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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