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WalkWorks: A Model for Implementing Recommendations From The Community Guide

May 20, 2013

 

  Community Guide UseThe 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 phy...

 

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The Maricopa County Department of Public Health: 1st Place Winner, "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest

March 27, 2013

 

  Community Guide UseThe Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), Office of Performance Improvement in Arizona used The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to enhance the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) throughout MCDPH. Specifically, MCDPH use...

 

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Sedgwick County Health Department: 2nd Place Winner, "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest

March 27, 2013

 

Community Guide UseThe Sedgwick County Health Department in Kansas used The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to implement Walktober, a community-wide campaign to increase physical activity. Walktober promoted walking during the month of October to increase daily levels of ...

 

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Sedgwick County Health Department - Office of Health Promotion: Tobacco: 3rd Place Winner, "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest

March 27, 2013

 

Community Guide UseThe Sedgwick County Health Department in Kansas used the evidence-based recommendation of smoking bans and restrictions from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to achieve an increase in smoke-free multi-unit dwellings in their community. Click the PDF...

 

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Excuses for Not Practicing Quality Improvement

January 4, 2013

 

This article, published by the Process Excellence Network, uses the "Five Whys" quality improvement tool to discover why people provide excuses for not practicing quality improvement. The Five Whys is one of 75 quality improvement tools in PHF's Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia.     Additional...

 

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

July 18, 2012

 

Community Guide UseThe 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 Com...

 

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

July 18, 2012

 

Community Guide UseThe 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 14 ...

 

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

July 18, 2012

 

Community Guide UseThe 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 com...

 

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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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Making AIM Statements More Robust

April 19, 2012

 

Quality improvement teams should begin their improvement efforts by creating an AIM statement that defines the problem and the goals. PHF’s Senior Quality Advisor Jack Moran and Maine Department of Health and Human Service’s Performance Improvement Manager Brynn Riley wrote an article detailing the...

 

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