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Local Health Department Interviews: On Using the Public Health Competencies

October 4, 2010

 

Using data gathered by the National Association of County and City Health Officials, in 2007, several local health departments (in California, Georgia, Idaho, and Texas) that reported using the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals were contacted and interviewed about their experiences....

 

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The Mid-State Health Center Quality Improvement Case Study

September 13, 2010

 

The Mid-State Health Center Quality Improvement Case Study by Sharon Beaty and John W. Moran shows how QI tools and techniques can be applied in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-a-Like. The two quality improvement projects highlighted in this case study are obtaining a behavioral health...

 

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Core Public Health Competencies Use at the Public Health Training Centers

September 2, 2010

 

​This document contains results from a 2009 survey that was fielded to public health practitioners that work at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Public Health Training Centers (PHTCs). The purpose of the survey was to determine how public health practitioners are using the COL...

 

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Livingston County Department of Health, NY - Using the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals to Improve Performance

September 2, 2010

 

​As part of a Quality Improvement (QI) initiative, Livingston County Department of Health in New York has used the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in two ways: 1) to improve its performance appraisal form; and, 2) to conduct a workforce needs assessment. Download this document to learn how...

 

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Maine CDC Implemented a Performance Improvement System

 

  A performance management (PM) system helps a public health organization maximize ability to serve community health needs and build capacity for quality improvement. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) launched a new PM system using a one day introductory workshop for program...

 

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Using Advanced QI Tools to Build Healthy Native Communities

 

The advanced tools of quality improvement (QI) help to surface and untangle the relationships among the many variables that are connected to an issue or problem. Using the tools helps narrow the focus to a few vital areas where the impact on the desired future state is likely to be greatest. During the...

 

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The Genie is Out of the Bottle: From "little qi" to "Big QI"

 

​The myth of Aladdin conjures images of a bumpy yet thrilling carpet ride; for some, launching quality improvement (QI) efforts is a similar experience. In Chester County, PA, the health department began its QI journey in much the same way as other health departments: while preparing for voluntary public...

 

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