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Rhode Island Uses Quality Improvement to Prepare for Domain 8

September 3, 2013

 

While quality improvement (QI) takes center stage in the Public Health Accreditation Board’s (PHAB) Domain 9, QI has an important role to play throughout the accreditation cycle. This case story shows how one state health department learned and applied QI to help prepare the department for Domain 8,...

 

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Using a Driver Diagram to Target Optimal Antibiotic Use in Independence, MO

August 22, 2013

 

​In 2012, the Independence Health Department (Independence, Missouri) began participating in an Antibiotic Stewardship Program organized by the Public Health Foundation (PHF). Promoting optimal antibiotic use through both the public health and healthcare systems, PHF’s Public Health Antibiotic Stewardship...

 

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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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National Public Health Improvement Initiative Quality Improvement Stories

June 29, 2012

 

The National Public Health Improvement Initiative, funded through the Prevention and Public Health Fund of the Affordable Care Act, has provided the opportunity for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments to receive technical assistance from the Public Health Foundation and other national...

 

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Getting Started with Quality Improvement Video

June 8, 2012

 

South Carolina had high Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) rates among its residents and long clinic wait-times for the affected population to receive STD treatment. To solve these problems, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control staff participated in a quality improvement...

 

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Improving STD Clinic Efficiency Video

June 8, 2012

 

South Carolina residents had high rates of Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STD), long wait-times in the clinic, and a lack of nursing staff to meet the demand for services. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control staff decided that there had to be a better way to improve access...

 

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Creating a Culture of Quality Improvement Video

June 8, 2012

 

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control staff implemented a quality improvement (QI) project to decrease wait-times in Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) clinics. This resulted in more available appointments and improved staff morale. The successes experienced in this project have...

 

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NPHPS Story From the Field: Florida Department of Health

May 31, 2012

 

The Florida Department of Health utilized results from the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS) state public health system assessment to support its activities in developing a new State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). The Florida Department of Health self-rated its activities related...

 

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NPHPS Story From the Field: Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center

May 31, 2012

 

Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center provides technical assistance and facilitation support for American Indian Tribes in Montana and Wyoming in a variety of public health service areas, including the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS) public health system assessment. The NPHPS...

 

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