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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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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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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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Ten Positive Preparatory Steps to Enable a Population Health Coalition to Prosper (White Paper)

March 24, 2016

 

Engaging the community to tackle a challenging health issue necessitates a coalition of community members in order to make a measurable collective impact on health status.   These community population health coalitions do not just “happen” – rather they are the result of an individual or 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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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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Visualizing Your Organization’s QI Culture Growth: A QI Culture Map

December 6, 2013

 

  While the culture of an organization is difficult to observe, its impacts reverberate at all levels of operation. Organizations that desire a Quality Improvement (QI) Culture need all employees focused on customer satisfaction, excellent services, and continuous improvement. As efforts to foster...

 

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Starting and Sustaining a Complete Quality System

August 15, 2012

 

Organizations must continuously improve or become obsolete. This effort requires constant monitoring of the environment, market place, customers, stakeholders, and employees to detect any shift in priorities. The organization must anticipate these shifts to keep their stakeholders satisfied. When changes...

 

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Quality Improvement Is Not Just For Problems: Success and Effect Diagram

June 24, 2011

 

  Quality Improvement tools and techniques have been used extensively for solving problems in organizations. The authors of the ASQ Newsletter article Quality Improvement is Not Just for Problems: Success and Effect Diagram propose using those same methods to analyze successful processes. Understanding...

 

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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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