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The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice’s Academic Health Department Research Agenda: Comparison with WPHRN Priority Research Questions

February 7, 2018

 

This paper developed by the Wisconsin Public Health Research Network (WPHRN), a public health practice-based research network (PH-PBRN), suggests areas for potential collaboration on public health research. The paper compares potential research questions focused on the AHD model from the Council on...

 

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Assessing Your Performance Management System

October 13, 2017

 

To ensure you make the most of your performance management system, it is helpful to assess its performance. This "meta perspective" on performance management enables you to capture visually the uptake of each component of performance management, and the degree to which it is supporting your organization's...

 

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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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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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IOM Discussion Paper: Using a Population Health Driver Diagram to Support Health Care and Public Health Collaboration

April 3, 2015

 

​This Public Health Foundation (PHF) discussion paper, "Using a Population Health Driver Diagram to Support Health Care and Public Health Collaboration," was published by the Health and Medicine Division (previously known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,...

 

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Performance Management Toolkit

June 19, 2014

 

  Performance management is a systematic process that helps an organization achieve its mission and strategic goals. The Public Health Foundation (PHF) produces and provides resources and tools, including case stories, white papers, and customized technical assistance, that can help individuals and...

 

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Performance Management and Cultural Transformation Using the PDCA Approach

September 17, 2013

 

​ Organizations often struggle with developing a performance management system to help understand and guide operations on a timely basis. While many health departments now use some form of performance measurement, far fewer have successfully completed the transition to a performance management system;...

 

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Starting and Sustaining a Complete Quality System

August 15, 2012

 

Organizations must continuously improve or become obsolete. This effort requires constant monitoring of the environment, market place, customers, stakeholders, and employees to detect any shift in priorities. The organization must anticipate these shifts to keep their stakeholders satisfied. When changes...

 

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How to Focus Your Training and Professional Development Efforts to Improve the Skills of Your Public Health Organization: White Paper

April 10, 2012

 

​This white paper reports on a series of workshops on focusing limited training and professional development resources to build competence within the public health workforce. Using a quality improvement tool, the prioritization matrix, workshop participants determined the relative importance of the...

 

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Quality Improvement Is Not Just For Problems: Success and Effect Diagram

June 24, 2011

 

  Quality Improvement tools and techniques have been used extensively for solving problems in organizations. The authors of the ASQ Newsletter article Quality Improvement is Not Just for Problems: Success and Effect Diagram propose using those same methods to analyze successful processes. Understanding...

 

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