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Applications and Tools for Creating and Sustaining Healthy Teams

April 25, 2011

 

Published on the Public Health Foundation (PHF) website in April 2011, Applications and Tools for Creating and Sustaining Healthy Teams is designed as a guide to help organizations optimize the use of teams. Primarily a collection of papers and essays previously published elsewhere, this book is ideal...

 

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A Lean Day in the Tulsa Health Department White Paper

April 13, 2011

 

With assistance from PHF, the Tulsa Health Department Quality Improvement Council (QIC) conducted a Lean event in three of its facilities with the objective of beautification of the environment and creating efficiency for the customer.  Lean is a process management philosophy that helps optimize the...

 

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Sedgwick County Health Department Storyboard - Lab Test Reporting Accuracy

April 4, 2011

 

The Quality Improvement (QI) Committee at the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) in Kansas identified lab test reporting accuracy as one of the eight improvement areas to address in an effort to develop a culture of QI at the agency.    SCHD lab personnel noticed for some time that the totals...

 

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Sedgwick County Health Department Storyboard - New Employee Orientation

April 4, 2011

 

The Quality Improvement Committee at the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) in Kansas identified revising the New Employee Orientation as one of the eight improvement areas to address in an effort to develop a culture of QI at the agency.   AIM Statement By December 1, 2010, 90% of SCHD sup...

 

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Sedgwick County Health Department Storyboard - WIC Wait Times

April 4, 2011

 

The Quality Improvement Committee at the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) in Kansas identified improving the wait time for the Women Infants and Children (WIC) clinic as one of the eight improvement areas to address in an effort to develop a culture of QI at the agency.   AIM StatementTo pro...

 

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Modular kaizen: Dealing with Disruptions

March 15, 2011

 

Modular kaizen: Dealing with Disruptions aims to help health departments achieve quick improvements in disruptive environments. Modular kaizen is the creation of an improvement or redesign project planned along a timeline that recognizes the highly volatile nature of the public health organization’s...

 

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QI Successes in Sedgwick County Health Department

February 10, 2011

 

In July 2010, the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) in Kansas began working with PHF in an effort to develop a culture of quality improvement (QI) at the agency.  The key objectives of the project included: Development of an agency quality improvement plan Leadership staff training All-staff...

 

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Using QI Skills in Daily Work

January 12, 2011

 

"Using QI Skills in Daily Work" was co-authored by PHF quality improvement consultants John W. Moran and Grace L. Duffy with Beth Pierson, Epidemiologist for Planning and Assessment at the Franklin County Board of Health in Ohio.  The article was published in the Quality Management Forum, a Peer-Reviewed...

 

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A Complete Quality System Requires a Complete Leader

December 14, 2010

 

At every organizational level a critical mass of leadership must be trained in the principles of quality, problem solving, teaming, and facilitation. Leadership must be able to lead and facilitate teams so that they can show they walk the talk and embrace the principles imbedded in a Complete Quality...

 

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JPHMP Special Issue on Quality Improvement (Jan/Feb 2010)

September 20, 2010

 

The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) January/February 2010 Special Edition on Quality Improvement features the Public Health Foundation's (PHF) QI Experts Les Beitsch, John W. Moran, and William Riley as guest editors as well as authors of articles such as “Quality Improvement...

 

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