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Getting the Community Health Improvement Plan Off the Shelf and Into Practice

May 1, 2017

 

​A community health improvement plan (CHIP) identifies actions that can be taken to improve the community’s health. This is an important step, but many communities find themselves challenged to move from the CHIP to action. In this white paper from Public Health Foundation (PHF), authors Senior Quality...

 

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Action SWOT Analysis

April 17, 2017

 

Like the SWOT Analysis, the Action SWOT Analysis tool helps an organization specifically assess its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for action. It then builds on that information to identify a set of clear action steps, moving beyond data gathering. The Action SWOT Analysis can be...

 

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Practical Approaches for Zika Preparedness and Response (Archived Webinar)

September 1, 2016

 

This archived webinar, co-hosted by the Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the Bio-Defense Network, focuses on practical and replicable efforts being carried out by local health departments to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Zika. Originally presented in July 2016, this 60-minute webinar includes...

 

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Crosswalk of the 2014 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals and the Essential Public Health Services

October 27, 2015

 

The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are a consensus set of foundational skills for the broad practice of public health, as defined by the 10 Essential Public Health Services (Essential Services). To ensure that the Core Competencies help build the skills necessary...

 

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The Public Health Improvement Resource Center

April 15, 2015

 

The Public Health Improvement Resource Center is an online database is managed by the Public Health Foundation (PHF), and offers resources developed by colleagues and partners throughout the field to help build and improve public health systems. The resources support the initiation and continuation...

 

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Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

June 29, 2014

 

The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are a consensus set of skills for the broad practice of public health, as defined by the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages),...

 

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NPHPS Story From the Field: Florida Department of Health

May 31, 2012

 

The Florida Department of Health utilized results from the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS) state public health system assessment to support its activities in developing a new State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). The Florida Department of Health self-rated its activities related...

 

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NPHPS Story From the Field: Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center

May 31, 2012

 

Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center provides technical assistance and facilitation support for American Indian Tribes in Montana and Wyoming in a variety of public health service areas, including the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS) public health system assessment. The NPHPS...

 

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NPHPS Story From the Field: Cherokee Nation

May 31, 2012

 

Cherokee Nation used the combined results from the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS) state public health system assessment and tribal public health assessment to guide its public health activities and initiatives. Based on the assessment results, they found they wanted to improve...

 

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Tracking EPHS to Improve Data Collection and Measure Accountability

May 24, 2011

 

The Jo Daviess County Board of Health (Board), in coordination with the Jo Daviess County Health Department, developed an electronic reporting system for the systematic collection and documentation of public health activities.  In March 2008, the Board completed a National Public Health Performance...

 

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