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Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health: Alignment with the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

June 22, 2018

 

The Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health (PI Competencies) are a set of skills desirable for performance improvement (PI) professionals working in public health. Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) and the Core Competencies...

 

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Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health

June 21, 2018

 

The Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health​ (PI Competencies) are a set of skills desirable for performance improvement (PI) professionals working in public health. Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) and the Core Competencies...

 

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Collaborating with Stakeholders to Combat the Opioid Crisis

December 15, 2017

 

​As the leading cause of death of Americans under the age of 50 and with 64,000 overdose deaths in the United States in 2016 alone, the opioid epidemic is a top priority for many communities. During the December 2017 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Winter Leadership Summit, the...

 

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Improving Vector Control Program Performance: An Intervention Guidance Document

July 6, 2017

 

From 2014-2017, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) collaborated with 15 local health departments on performance improvement initiatives to increase vector control program efficiency, effectiveness, and capacity. In addition to reports and resources produced by the 15 health departments, PHF worked with...

 

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Change Management Questionnaire Checklist

April 14, 2017

 

The Change Management Questionnaire Checklist supports efforts to make a substantive change to an entrenched culture. By answering a set of guiding questions, change leaders can build and sustain a conducive change environment. Developed by Public Health Foundation (PHF) Senior Quality Advisor Jack...

 

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Strategy Conceptualization Tree

March 15, 2016

 

The Strategy Conceptualization Tree helps a quality improvement team translate broadly-stated needs, such as “Remove Health Inequities,” “Improve Customer Satisfaction,” and “Lower Healthcare Costs” into specific, actionable, achievable, and measureable requirements. Developed by Public Health Foundation...

 

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Performance Management PDCA Self-Assessment Tool

May 22, 2013

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This assessment tool is based on a model for performance management (PM) that follows a quality improvement (QI) cycle in which organization performance information and population outcome data are fed back into the system to improve future decisions. In this model, the main c...

 

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Applying Performance Measurement to Public Health Policy Activities

August 7, 2012

 

  The Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) have worked collaboratively to develop a new tool to help health departments assess and improve the performance of their policy activities. While other performance measurement and evaluation guides exist, this is...

 

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Strategic Practice Selection Exercise

June 29, 2012

 

​The Strategic Practice Selection Exercise is a data driven decision making exercise to show how health departments can use a strategic practice selection process to assess the availability, affordability, accessibility, and utility of potential interventions. The priority areas selected for this exercise...

 

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Key Ingredients in Public Health Quality Improvement

May 29, 2012

 

The emphasis on quality improvement (QI) continues to intensify for public health departments. The growing focus on accreditation, along with realistic concerns about optimizing efficiency while positively impacting the public’s health, are fueling this interest. To support the efforts of health departments...

 

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