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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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A Performance Management Initiative for Local Health Department Vector Control Programs

August 10, 2016

 

Local health department (LHD) vector control programs have experienced budget reductions, resulting in reduced capacity and decreased ability to identify and quickly respond to emerging vector-borne diseases such as Chikungunya and Zika. "A Performance Management Initiative for Local Health Department...

 

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Myths that Fuel Resistance to Public Health and Hospital Collaboration

May 10, 2016

 

​Assumptions and mistrust can prevent hospitals and health departments from boldly and effectively collaborating to address community health problems. This article, written by Public Health Foundation (PHF) team members Margie Beaudry and Jack Moran, and hospital community benefit practitioners Jayne...

 

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Nine Pillars of Quality Improvement: Assessing Your Organizational Effectiveness

April 29, 2015

 

​Public Health Foundation (PHF) team members Sonja Armbruster and John W. Moran developed this article and the accompanying Excel-based tool to help organization leaders arrive at consensus on current quality improvement (QI) practice. This self-assessment tool enables leaders to rate the organization...

 

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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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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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The Quality of a Quality Improvement Project

October 23, 2014

 

Checklists can help project sponsors know when a QI project is worth doing, and when it has been done well. This brief paper by PHF quality experts Erin Barkema and Jack Moran provides a simple approach to help sponsors select QI projects and shepherd them to success.   Related Links: Explore other...

 

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Nine Pillars to Support Public Health Quality Improvement Adoption

July 14, 2014

 

Delivering ​​the highest quality and most effective public health services,the highest quality and most effective public health services starts with developing a quality improvement (QI) mindset throughout the organization. Once this mindset is ingrained in the organization, all actions support the...

 

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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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Southern Connecticut State University: "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest

August 26, 2013

 

Community Guide Use
Adjunct Professor of Southern Connecticut State University’s Department of Public Health, Betty C. Jung RN MPH MCHES used The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to introduce 70 college students to public health program planning. Click the PDF icon to...

 

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