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Readiness Matrix for Cross-Sector Collaboration  

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​The Readiness Matrix for Cross-Sector Collaboration is a structured process for the potential collaborative members to discuss what they have in common and what it will take to collaborate.

 

 

Accelerate Your Learning about Social Determinants of Health with Health and Well-Being for All

July 10, 2017

 

Health and Well-Being for All: Meeting-in-a-Box (HWFA) is a new product created by Dr. Denise Koo to improve communication among community stakeholders regarding the social determinants of health (SDOH). HWFA is an innovative way to facilitate a discussion about SDOH and mobilize with a “meeting-in-a-box.”...

 

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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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Zika Virus Draft Discussion Driver Diagram

June 29, 2017

 

At the time Zika became a priority issue in the US, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) was collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Environmental Health and five local health department vector control programs. With knowledge and insight from these local...

 

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Determining Essential Core Competencies for Job Positions (Archived Webinar)

June 22, 2017

 

This archived webinar focuses on determining essential core competencies for job positions within public health organizations. Key to a public health organization’s ability to successfully meet the health needs of its community is having staff whose competencies are well matched to the types of activities...

 

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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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Determining Essential Core Competencies for Public Health Jobs: A Prioritization Process

June 12, 2017

 

​Public health organizations can be more effective when the competencies of their staff match the types of activities they do in their jobs. To become and remain accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, health departments must provide job descriptions that include competencies needed for...

 

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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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University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health: Establishing a Progressive New AHD Partnership (AHD Learning Community Presentation)

May 9, 2017

 

This archived webinar featuring Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community member Griselle Torres, DrPH, MPH, MSW, focuses on the newly developed AHD partnership between the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health. During this...

 

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Getting the Community Health Improvement Plan Off the Shelf and Into Practice

May 1, 2017

 

​A community health improvement plan (CHIP) identifies actions that can be taken to improve the community’s health. This is an important step, but many communities find themselves challenged to move from the CHIP to action. In this white paper from Public Health Foundation (PHF), authors Senior Quality...

 

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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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