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NPHPS Story From the Field: Cherokee Nation

May 31, 2012

 

Cherokee Nation used the combined results from the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS) state public health system assessment and tribal public health assessment to guide its public health activities and initiatives. Based on the assessment results, they found they wanted to improve...

 

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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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Improving the Quality of Adult Asthma Care in East Tennessee

October 4, 2011

 

​To view the resource, click on the document icon in the green menu above or view it in the PDF reader below.
Under leadership from the Summit Medical Group, three teams including the City of Knoxville, Statcare Pulmonary Consultants, and Tennessee Valley Primary Care, participated in a rapid Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle...

 

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Reducing the Negative Impact of Asthma in Knox County Schools

October 4, 2011

 

To view the resource, click on the document icon in the green menu above or view it in the PDF reader below.   The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and the Knox County Schools (KCS) participated in a rapid Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle with the goal of reducing the negative impact of asthma on KCS....

 

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Diverse QI Methods All Lead to Success: ​Increased Immunization Rates in Three Ohio Counties

September 16, 2011

 

​Optimizing immunization rates was a goal of Healthy People 2010. Health departments from three different Ohio Counties used Quality Improvement (QI) methods to raise their DTaP series (4 shot series) immunization rates. The project began with a joint QI training in which each health department team...

 

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Adoption and Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Public Health: Success Stories from PHF’s “I’m Your Community Guide!” Contest

July 26, 2011

 

​In June 2011, the Public Health Foundation’s “I’m Your Community Guide!” Contest helped to identify model practices for implementing the evidence-based strategies outlined in the Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide).  Fourteen success stories were entered into the contest, which...

 

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Improving the Planning and Performance Measurement Reporting System

June 27, 2011

 

The goal of this rapid cycle improvement (RCI) project was to streamline the reporting process of the Minnesota Planning and Performance Measurement Reporting System to improve the content and quality of the data submitted and add more value for state and local stakeholders. RCI PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act)...

 

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A Lean Day in the Tulsa Health Department White Paper

April 13, 2011

 

With assistance from PHF, the Tulsa Health Department Quality Improvement Council (QIC) conducted a Lean event in three of its facilities with the objective of beautification of the environment and creating efficiency for the customer.  Lean is a process management philosophy that helps optimize the...

 

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Sedgwick County Health Department Storyboard - Improved Customer Experience

April 4, 2011

 

Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) in Kansas identified improving customer experience with the West Central Entrance as one of the eight improvement areas to address in an effort to develop a culture of QI at the agency.   AIM Statement By January 2011, increase client’s ability to navigate...

 

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QI Successes in Sedgwick County Health Department

February 10, 2011

 

In July 2010, the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) in Kansas began working with PHF in an effort to develop a culture of quality improvement (QI) at the agency.  The key objectives of the project included: Development of an agency quality improvement plan Leadership staff training All-staff...

 

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