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Myths that Fuel Resistance to Public Health and Hospital Collaboration

May 10, 2016

 

​Assumptions and mistrust can prevent hospitals and health departments from boldly and effectively collaborating to address community health problems. This article, written by Public Health Foundation (PHF) team members Margie Beaudry and Jack Moran, and hospital community benefit practitioners Jayne...

 

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Managing Disruptions and Distractions Matrix

May 4, 2016

 

The Managing Disruptions and Distractions Matrix can be used to maneuver constant disruptions and distractions at home and at work. Used at the beginning of each week, this tool helps to chart a course for accomplishing tasks that are important and urgent. Developed by Public Health Foundation (PHF) Senior...

 

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Performance Management: Improving the Improvement (Archived Webinar)

May 3, 2016

 

This archived webinar provides information on continuously improving a performance management system. The webinar includes presentations from two local health departments on their experience building, maintaining, and improving their performance management systems.  
 
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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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Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement (Archived Webinar)

April 11, 2016

 

This archived webinar focuses on The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) and how it can support community health improvement efforts. The Community Guide is a free resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force, an...

 

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Ten Positive Preparatory Steps to Enable a Population Health Coalition to Prosper (White Paper)

March 24, 2016

 

Engaging the community to tackle a challenging health issue necessitates a coalition of community members in order to make a measurable collective impact on health status.   These community population health coalitions do not just “happen” – rather they are the result of an individual or organization...

 

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Developing an AHD Research Agenda (AHD Learning Community Presentation)

March 18, 2016

 

This archived webinar featuring Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community member Paul Campbell Erwin, MD, DrPH, University of Tennessee Department of Public Health, introduces the newest initiative of the AHD Learning Community: a research agenda focused on the AHD model. This research agenda...

 

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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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Competencies and Resources for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health (Archived Webinar)

March 10, 2016

 

This archived webinar provides an overview of the draft Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health and introduces resources to assist with implementation of these competencies. Featuring Ron Bialek and Julie Sharp of the Public Health Foundation (PHF), this 60 minute webinar...

 

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Recruitment and Retention: What’s Influencing the Decisions of Public Health Workers?

February 22, 2016

 

In 2010, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) conducted a survey to explore recruitment and retention within the US public health workforce. The survey considered factors that influenced individuals’ decisions to take and remain in jobs in the public...

 

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