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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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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 Public Health Foundation...

 

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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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Investigating Change

December 23, 2015

 

​Organizational change can be traumatic for an organization and the individuals involved. Change breaks the status quo that may be a comfortable way of life. In creating change, it is important to understand and articulate the desires and benefits of the potential change, and how the organization will...

 

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Tools to Supplement the Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia

July 15, 2015

 

​In 2012, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) published the Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia, a practical guide to using 75 tools for quality improvement (QI) practitioners in public health organizations. The book was distributed to all state and local health departments, and has been one...

 

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Analytic Cause Tree

July 6, 2015

 

​A new tool developed and tested by Dan Ward, Performance Improvement Manager in the Idaho Division of Public Health, and PHF Senior Quality Advisor Jack Moran, combines the functionality of three quality improvement (QI) tools, generating a holistic, streamlined result.   The purpose of the Analytic...

 

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Nine Pillars of Quality Improvement: Assessing Your Organizational Effectiveness

April 29, 2015

 

​Public Health Foundation (PHF) team members Sonja Armbruster and John W. Moran developed this article and the accompanying Excel-based tool to help organization leaders arrive at consensus on current quality improvement (QI) practice. This self-assessment tool enables leaders to rate the organization...

 

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The Public Health Improvement Resource Center

April 15, 2015

 

The Public Health Improvement Resource Center is an online database is managed by the Public Health Foundation (PHF), and offers resources developed by colleagues and partners throughout the field to help build and improve public health systems. The resources support the initiation and continuation...

 

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IOM Discussion Paper: Using a Population Health Driver Diagram to Support Health Care and Public Health Collaboration

April 3, 2015

 

​This Public Health Foundation (PHF) discussion paper, "Using a Population Health Driver Diagram to Support Health Care and Public Health Collaboration," was published by the Health and Medicine Division (previously known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,...

 

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Teams Toolbox

February 25, 2015

 

Forming and effectively leveraging teams is an essential element of individual quality improvement (QI) projects, as well as the development of an organization-wide culture of quality. However, the art and science of team construction and management are rarely taught; team leadership is bestowed on...

 

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