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Using QI Tools to Make a Difference in H1N1 Flu Immunization Clinics

September 13, 2010

 

In January 2010, public health professionals from the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department and PHF produced a white paper entitled “Using QI Tools to Make a Difference in H1N1 Flu Immunization Clinics: A Local Health Department's Experience,” citing a clear example of quality improvement...

 

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Review, Refresh, and Revitalize: Your Pandemic Flu Plan for Fall 2009

September 13, 2010

 

​Quality improvement practices promote efficiency and effectiveness in strategically planning for and implementing programs that address public health problems. This white paper, written in July 2009 by Ron Bialek, John W. Moran, Kim McCoy, William Riley, and Lillian Shirley, provides crucial information...

 

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Rapid Cycle PDCA

September 13, 2010

 

​This white paper, written by Grace L. Duffy, John W. Moran, and William Riley, was published on pages 2-4 of the August 2009 edition of the Quality Texas Foundation Update. In it, the authors define and describe Rapid Cycle PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) as the act of applying the recurring sequence of PDCA...

 

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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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Utilizing the Advanced Tools of Quality Improvement to Leverage the Power and Reach of Public Health

September 13, 2010

 

Ron Bialek, John W. Moran, and Louise Kent, Planning Administrator for the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, conducted an interactive workshop for 100 participants on “Utilizing the Advanced Tools of Quality Improvement to Leverage the Power and Reach of Public Health” at the...

 

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Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project

September 10, 2010

 

​In 2001, PHF assisted the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in the development of the Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project, which provides easily accessible information on evidence-based strategies related to the Healthy People 2010 objectives.  By clicking on specific search strategies,...

 

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Livingston County Department of Health, NY - Using the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals to Improve Performance

September 2, 2010

 

​As part of a Quality Improvement (QI) initiative, Livingston County Department of Health in New York has used the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in two ways: 1) to improve its performance appraisal form; and, 2) to conduct a workforce needs assessment. Download this document to learn how...

 

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The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook

July 20, 2010

 

Little in the current world is simple. Nothing comes in a box for us to add water and stir. There are those, however, who have been successful and who are willing to share their success. The messages in The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook are from leaders, physicians, practitioners, academics,...

 

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Sedgwick County Health Department Storyboard - Asset Management

 

The Quality Improvement Committee at the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) in Kansas identified improving the processes related to Asset Management as one of the eight improvement areas to address in an effort to develop a culture of QI at the agency.    Sedgwick County departments are required...

 

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Core Competencies for Performance Improvement Managers

 

  The Core Competencies for Performance Improvement Managers (PIMs) are a set of competencies for public health professionals in PIM positions.  Most of these positions in state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments have been funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)...

 

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