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WalkWorks: A Model for Implementing Recommendations From The Community Guide

May 20, 2013

 

  Community Guide Use
The University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Practice in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Health used recommendations from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to implement WalkWorks, a community-wide effort to increase...

 

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The Guide to Community Preventive Services Flyer

April 16, 2013

 

  The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) flyer is a quick-read description that gives an overview of The Community Guide as well as who should use it, how to use it, and all of the topics covered in it.
  Use the flyer as a handout for presentations or as a stand-alone...

 

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Winnable Battles Fact Sheet

April 16, 2013

 

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Winnable Battles are public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them. Each area is a leading cause of illness, injury, disability, or death, and/or represents enormous societal costs....

 

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Michigan Cancer Consortium: 1st Place Winner, "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest

July 18, 2012

 

Community Guide Use
The Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) used The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening rates among their 7,000 employees and employee dependents. Click the PDF icon to download the full text of this...

 

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Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron: 2nd Place Winner, "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest

July 18, 2012

 

Community Guide Use
The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Ohio used The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to develop, implement, and evaluate a diabetes management program, which resulted in a combined weight loss of 115.1 pounds and 22.8 point body mass index (BMI) decrease in...

 

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Central Michigan District Health Department: 3rd Place Winner, "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest

July 18, 2012

 

Community Guide Use
The Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) used The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to complete and approve the 2012 Together We Can Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Plan, their strategic plan, to improve health in their...

 

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Adoption and Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Public Health: 2012 Success Stories from PHF's "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest

July 18, 2012

 

In February 2012, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) launched the 2012 “I’m Your Community Guide!” Contest to help identify model practices for implementing the evidence-based strategies outlined in the Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide). Success stories were submitted into the...

 

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Performance Management Applications in Public Health

July 2, 2012

 

As part of the Turning Point Performance Management Refresh activity and the development of the Performance Management Toolkit, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) compiled examples of performance management applications in public health. These one-page overviews demonstrate how health departments have...

 

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Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia

June 5, 2012

 

Quality improvement (QI) in public health is the use of a deliberate and defined improvement process, such as Plan-Do-Check-Act, which is focused on activities that are responsive to community needs and improving population health. It is essential for health departments to use QI tools to fulfill their...

 

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Key Ingredients in Public Health Quality Improvement

May 29, 2012

 

The emphasis on quality improvement (QI) continues to intensify for public health departments. The growing focus on accreditation, along with realistic concerns about optimizing efficiency while positively impacting the public’s health, are fueling this interest. To support the efforts of health departments...

 

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