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Reducing COVID-19 Vaccine Waste

January 15, 2021

 

​​Reducing COVID-19 Vaccine WasteRon Bialek, MPP; Annie Vossel, RN; and John Moran, PhDJanuary 15, 2021The Public Health Foundation (PHF) has been hearing concerns about wasted vaccine from those who are and will be responsible for COVID-19 vaccinations. In response, PHF has engaged in a quality improvement...

 

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Public Health Antibiotic Stewardship Driver Diagram

November 6, 2012

 

  The Public Health Foundation (PHF) has developed a Public Health Antibiotic Stewardship Driver Diagram and subsequent Antibiotic Stewardship Program to help promote optimal use of antibiotics. This effort grew out of a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the...

 

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Diverse QI Methods All Lead to Success: ​Increased Immunization Rates in Three Ohio Counties

September 16, 2011

 

​Optimizing immunization rates was a goal of Healthy People 2010. Health departments from three different Ohio Counties used Quality Improvement (QI) methods to raise their DTaP series (4 shot series) immunization rates. The project began with a joint QI training in which each health department team...

 

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Quality Improvement Success in Orange County, Florida with Operational Efficiency

April 11, 2011

 

The Orange County Health Department in Florida chartered a QI team to reduce total time for administering child immunizations. With assistance from Grace Duffy, the QI team identified a number of disruptions to the process, including times when patients’ families were waiting to be interviewed and for...

 

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Using QI Tools to Make a Difference in H1N1 Flu Immunization Clinics

September 13, 2010

 

In January 2010, public health professionals from the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department and PHF produced a white paper entitled “Using QI Tools to Make a Difference in H1N1 Flu Immunization Clinics: A Local Health Department's Experience,” citing a clear example of quality improvement...

 

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Review, Refresh, and Revitalize: Your Pandemic Flu Plan for Fall 2009

September 13, 2010

 

​Quality improvement practices promote efficiency and effectiveness in strategically planning for and implementing programs that address public health problems. This white paper, written in July 2009 by Ron Bialek, John W. Moran, Kim McCoy, William Riley, and Lillian Shirley, provides crucial information...

 

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