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Performance Improvement Learning Series Catalog

September 1, 2015

 

The Performance Improvement Learning Series Catalog provides a listing of technical assistance and training services delivered by PHF's experts. The catalog is a sample of offerings and provides public health agencies and organizations with a menu of programs, tools, and techniques to choose from when...

 

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Deciphering the Performance Management Imperative

April 2, 2015

 

In this peer-reviewed journal article entitled "Deciphering the Imperative: Translating Public Health Quality Improvement into Organizational Performance Management Gains," Public Health Foundation (PHF) experts Les Beitsch and Jack Moran, and Tulane University public health professor Valerie Yeager, describe...

 

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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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An Accreditation Maintenance Tool

January 30, 2014

 

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) is a trailblazer during these initial years of public health accreditation. Among the first health departments to be accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), OCCHD continues to innovate and share, providing a living example of continuous...

 

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Quality Improvement Transforms Knox County Tennessee

November 17, 2011

 

​Knox County Health Department in Tennessee began using Quality Improvement (QI) tools and techniques to address asthma management in their local community. At the conclusion of an asthma management demonstration project, funded by AstraZeneca, Knox County administrators wanted to integrate QI into...

 

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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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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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Developing Solutions to the Challenges Public Health Organizations Face in 2011

January 4, 2011

 

Ron Bialek and John W. (Jack) Moran of PHF worked with Jennifer McKeever of the National Network of Public Health Institutes to present "Developing Solutions to the Challenges Public Health Organizations Face in 2011:  Using Tree Diagrams and Prioritization Matrix of the Advanced Tools of QI"  at the...

 

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Team Process Review Checklist

September 13, 2010

 

The Team Process Review Checklist covers the essential items that need to be in place for launching a team. It is designed to give the team sponsor and team leader a list of essential items that need to be considered at the startup of a team and during the team’s life cycle. The team leader and sponsor...

 

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Modified Approach Promotes Lean Processes and Identifies Lean Wastes

September 13, 2010

 

“Modified Approach” presents the goal of a lean culture: “to build a better, faster, more efficient and streamlined process.” The article, written by quality improvement consultants Grace Duffy and John W. Moran and published in the August 2010 edition of Six Sigma Forum Magazine, shows work flow processes...

 

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