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After Action Report Tool

March 14, 2019

 

An After Action Report (AAR) is a detailed critical summary or analysis of a past event, created to re-assess decisions and consider possible alternatives for future scenarios. AARs can help summarize and categorized notes taken during and throughout an event, and provide participants with early and...

 

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Process Bottleneck Analysis

March 6, 2017

 

The Process Bottleneck Analysis tool helps a team identify process steps where flow is constrained, find the root causes of those constraints, and address the root causes that have been identified. It can be used when processes are not meeting expectations, not keeping up with demand, or customers are...

 

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Bow Tie Diagram

February 4, 2016

 

The Bow Tie Diagram is used in risk evaluation. It gives a one-page visual roadmap of causes, controls, impacts, and preparedness steps in place to minimize the impacts of high-risk situations. This tool, shaped like a bow tie, gives a summary of plausible scenarios that could exist around a certain...

 

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Vector Control Program Resources and Reports

October 5, 2015

 

​The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Foundation (PHF) collaborated on a performance improvement initiative to assist 14 local health departments to increase their vector control programs' efficiency, effectiveness, and capacity. This document is a compilation of...

 

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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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Workforce Training Needs Assessment - The Ohio State University

March 18, 2014

 

​In 2010, the Center for Public Health Practice at The Ohio State University College of Public Health developed a web-based survey to assess workforce training needs of public health professionals at state and local health departments. The survey instrument was based on the Council on Linkages Between...

 

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From Good to Great: Using QI to Standardize Prescription for Health

October 30, 2013

 

​Staff at Washtenaw County Public Health (WCPH) in Michigan used grants from the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Kresge Foundation to create the Prescription for Health program. The goal was to improve access to local and affordable produce by building connections among primary care,...

 

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Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections Through QI

October 22, 2013

 

  When staff in the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CDPH) recognized a rise in the state’s Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rates, they addressed the issue using a collaborative approach at regional long-term care (LTC) facilities. To strengthen results, the health department built quality...

 

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Public Health and Healthcare Collaborate to Reduce Maine’s Antibiotic Resistant Infections

October 22, 2013

 

  In response to an increase in reported outbreaks of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in facilities and pockets within facilities, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) began participating as a pilot site in the Public Health Foundation’s (PHF's) Antibiotic Stewardship...

 

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The Washington County Health Partners, Inc: Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies Outlined in The Community Guide

September 26, 2013

 

  Community Guide Use
The Washington County Health Partners, Inc. (WCHP) used The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to plan and implement WellLife™, an eight-week program designed to improve nutrition, physical activity, and stress management among Washington County,...

 

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