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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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Selecting Quality Improvement Team Members

April 21, 2014

 

​The success of any quality improvement (QI) endeavor depends on the team working on it. It is not the number of people, but rather how well they function and work together, that makes a team successful. QI team members must respect each other, and share common goals, a vision, agendas, and timelines...

 

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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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Visualizing Your Organization’s QI Culture Growth: A QI Culture Map

December 6, 2013

 

While the culture of an organization is difficult to observe, its impacts reverberate at all levels of operation. Organizations that desire a Quality Improvement (QI) Culture need all employees focused on customer satisfaction, excellent services, and continuous improvement. As efforts to foster these...

 

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From Good to Great: Using QI to Standardize Prescription for Health

October 30, 2013

 

​Staff at Washtenaw County Public Health (WCPH) in Michigan used grants from the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Kresge Foundation to create the Prescription for Health program. The goal was to improve access to local and affordable produce by building connections among primary care,...

 

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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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Twelve Essential Questions to Help Improve Your Project's AIM Statement

June 12, 2013

 

Teams often flounder from the lack of an initial clear and concise problem statement. Once a team narrows their problem statement down to a discrete issue they are able to focus on, they can effectively apply quality improvement (QI) tools, and mature as a team. This saves valuable problem solving time...

 

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Electronic Prioritization Matrix

April 22, 2013

 

Smart choices are informed by many factors, but what decision factors should carry the day? Using a prioritization matrix takes the guesswork out of this process, and when used by a group, can build consensus on what direction to take. Formulas in the electronic template translate multiple comparison...

 

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When to Apply QI Tools to Support Measurement Activities

March 27, 2013

 

  The Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) have worked collaboratively to develop a tool to help public health organizations identify and apply quality improvement (QI) tools to support measurement activities. The tool is designed to be used alongside...

 

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