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2020 Open Forum for Quality Improvement and Innovation

Category: Focus Area

Related Categories: Council on Linkages, Quality Improvement, Workforce Development

Location: Virtual Meeting

Start Date: 12/1/2020

End Date: 12/3/2020

The 18th Open Forum for Quality Improvement and Innovation (Open Forum) will be held virtually December 1-3, 2020. This year, as the Open Forum says goodbye to a rich history of ideas, innovation, and networking, attendees are invited to celebrate the many milestones and achievements the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement and Innovation has made with quality and practical content and sessions, outstanding speakers, resource sharing, and opportunities for future collaboration. 
About the Open Forum
The Open Forum, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a place where attendees will learn all about the most interesting and emerging content from their peers around a wide variety of topics in performance improvement (PI) and innovation in public health. The Open Forum offers two learning tracks:
  1. Performance Improvement
  2. Public Health Innovation
Public Health Foundation (PHF) Events at the Open Forum
PHF staff and experts will lead three sessions at the 18th Open Forum:
Townhall: Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 1:40-2:40pm EST
Join this virtual town hall session to share your thoughts and experiences related to the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) and influence their revision. Hearing directly from those who are and are not using the Core Competencies about the benefits of the Core Competencies, ways in which they are being used, their use in preparing for accreditation, barriers and challenges to use, and suggestions for areas of improvement, among other topics, will help to ensure the Core Competencies continue to support and enhance organizational performance.
Using QI Tools to Foster Innovation
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:15-1:15pm EST
Presenters: Jack Moran, Sonja Armbruster
Are you looking for new ways to engage your quality improvement (QI) teams beyond the basic force field diagram, flow charts, cause and effect diagrams, and 5 why's? This interactive workshop will offer practice with QI tools that help foster new ideas and approaches to current practice that will improve processes, outcomes and customer experiences. Participants will leave ready to re-engage teams in creative thinking and will practice at least three beyond-the-basics QI tools to energize teams and support QI.
Building Performance Improvement Skills to Support Public Health
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm EST
Presenters: Kathleen Amos, Sonja Armbruster
PI professionals play key roles within their health departments in QI, performance management, workforce development, accreditation readiness, and community health assessment and improvement planning. This session will introduce the Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health, designed specifically for PI professionals, and explore strategies and resources to support implementation of these competencies to enhance workforce development opportunities for PI professionals. Participants will engage in identifying high priority areas for workforce development for PI professionals and in discussion to share ideas, strategies, and resources for ensuring a skilled PI workforce.
To register for the Open Forum, visit the conference website.
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