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Bow Tie Diagram

February 4, 2016

 

The Bow Tie Diagram is used in risk evaluation. It gives a one-page visual roadmap of causes, controls, impacts, and preparedness steps in place to minimize the impacts of high-risk situations. This tool, shaped like a bow tie, gives a summary of plausible scenarios that could exist around a certain...

 

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Vector Control Program Resources and Reports

October 5, 2015

 

​The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Foundation (PHF) collaborated on a performance improvement initiative to assist 14 local health departments to increase their vector control programs' efficiency, effectiveness, and capacity. This document is a compilation of...

 

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Houston Uses QI to Improve PHAB Documentation

June 16, 2014

 

As a grantee in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII), the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) provided quality improvement (QI) training to employees in the department using the Public Health Foundation (PHF) Train-the-Trainer...

 

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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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Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections Through QI

October 22, 2013

 

  When staff in the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CDPH) recognized a rise in the state’s Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rates, they addressed the issue using a collaborative approach at regional long-term care (LTC) facilities. To strengthen results, the health department built quality...

 

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Public Health and Healthcare Collaborate to Reduce Maine’s Antibiotic Resistant Infections

October 22, 2013

 

  In response to an increase in reported outbreaks of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in facilities and pockets within facilities, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) began participating as a pilot site in the Public Health Foundation’s (PHF's) Antibiotic Stewardship...

 

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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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Performance Management Applications in Public Health

July 2, 2012

 

As part of the Turning Point Performance Management Refresh activity and the development of the Performance Management Toolkit, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) compiled examples of performance management applications in public health. These one-page overviews demonstrate how health departments have...

 

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National Public Health Improvement Initiative Quality Improvement Stories

June 29, 2012

 

The National Public Health Improvement Initiative, funded through the Prevention and Public Health Fund of the Affordable Care Act, has provided the opportunity for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments to receive technical assistance from the Public Health Foundation and other national...

 

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Improving STD Clinic Efficiency Video

June 8, 2012

 

South Carolina residents had high rates of Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STD), long wait-times in the clinic, and a lack of nursing staff to meet the demand for services. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control staff decided that there had to be a better way to improve access...

 

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