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A Crosswalk for Aligning Accreditation Plans

October 1, 2015

 

Public Health Foundation (PHF) Performance Improvement Expert Sonja Armbruster developed a crosswalk to help health departments coordinate the elements of the various plans, policies, and systems required by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The crosswalk provides guidance on where PHAB...

 

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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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Teams Toolbox

February 25, 2015

 

Forming and effectively leveraging teams is an essential element of individual quality improvement (QI) projects, as well as the development of an organization-wide culture of quality. However, the art and science of team construction and management are rarely taught; team leadership is bestowed on...

 

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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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Applying Performance Measurement to Public Health Policy Activities

August 7, 2012

 

  The Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) have worked collaboratively to develop a new tool to help health departments assess and improve the performance of their policy activities. While other performance measurement and evaluation guides exist, this is...

 

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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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Strategic Practice Selection Exercise

June 29, 2012

 

​The Strategic Practice Selection Exercise is a data driven decision making exercise to show how health departments can use a strategic practice selection process to assess the availability, affordability, accessibility, and utility of potential interventions. The priority areas selected for this exercise...

 

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Key Ingredients in Public Health Quality Improvement

May 29, 2012

 

The emphasis on quality improvement (QI) continues to intensify for public health departments. The growing focus on accreditation, along with realistic concerns about optimizing efficiency while positively impacting the public’s health, are fueling this interest. To support the efforts of health departments...

 

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Making AIM Statements More Robust

April 19, 2012

 

Quality improvement teams should begin their improvement efforts by creating an AIM statement that defines the problem and the goals. PHF’s Senior Quality Advisor Jack Moran and Maine Department of Health and Human Service’s Performance Improvement Manager Brynn Riley wrote an article detailing the...

 

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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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