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Competency-Based Workforce Development Plans

November 17, 2014

 

​Workforce development plans are key for ensuring a skilled workforce and are an essential component of Public Health Accreditation Board accreditation. Samples of workforce development plans based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are provided below to assist...

 

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Competencies for Public Health Informaticians

September 30, 2014

 

​In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with the Association of Schools of Public Health and the University of Washington's Center for Public Health Informatics, convened a Working Group to Define Competencies for Public Health Informaticians. This working group developed...

 

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Crosswalk of the 2014 and 2010 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

July 31, 2014

 

This crosswalk of the 2014 and 2010 versions of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) illustrates the relationships between specific competencies within these two versions. It contains three competency maps – one for each of the three tiers comprising the Core Competencies...

 

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Developing a Population Health Driver Diagram

July 23, 2014

 

​ To create opportunities for public health and health care system alignment to improve community health, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) created a population health driver diagram framework. A population health driver diagram can be used collaboratively by public health, health care, and other partners...

 

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Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

June 29, 2014

 

​The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice has begun the process of reviewing and revising the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals and welcomes your feedback to help ensure this resource continues to meet the needs of the public health workforce. Learn more and...

 

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Mistake Proofing

June 27, 2014

 

Defects emerge because of errors – invariably human errors. To “mistake proof” is to reduce the likelihood of something going wrong which would result in an error. Mistake Proofing, sometimes called “poka-yoke,” was developed by Shigeo Shingo in the 1960s to prevent human errors in industrial processes....

 

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PICK Chart

June 27, 2014

 

Where do we begin? This is often the question when improvement teams must choose a process improvement project from among several worthy candidates. A PICK chart is used to rank projects by considering their level of difficulty (the amount of scarce resources required) and the level of payoff (the improvement...

 

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Population Health Driver Diagram to Increase Use of Oral Health Care

May 28, 2014

 

  With funding from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) led an effort to develop a Population Health Driver Diagram to Increase Use of Oral Health Care. A population health driver diagram identifies...

 

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SCAMPER Technique

April 21, 2014

 

SCAMPER Technique is a process improvement tool that helps teams improve existing processes or create new ones. Introduced in Michael Michalko’s book Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques, the SCAMPER Technique is presented here as a supplement to the Public Health Foundation (PHF)...

 

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Planning Before You Communicate Tool

February 13, 2014

 

Health departments must have good, consistent, clear, crisp communications both internally and externally. A comprehensive and strategic communications plan for the department sets the foundation for staff to develop and execute communications effectively: to reach the target audience in the right place,...

 

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