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Advancing the public health workforce to achieve organizational excellence
2022 Public Health Improvement Training

Category: Focus Area

Related Categories: Workforce Development

Location: Virtual Meeting

Start Date: 6/6/2022

End Date: 6/8/2022

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Jump in with fellow public health professionals and national experts virtually at the annual P​​ublic ​Health​ Improv​ement Training​​ (PHIT) from​ June 6-8, 2022.  PHIT attendees will strengthen skills that will elevate their practice to the next level to take action in public health performance improvement topics such as:

  • Change Management
  • Communications, Engagement, and Partnership Building
  • Community Health Assessment or Health Improvement Planning
  • Health and Racial Equity
  • Performance Management
  • PHAB Accreditation or Reaccreditation
  • Quality Improvement (QI)
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​Strategic Planning
  • Workforce Development and Resource Management

​​​PHIT 2022 features the theme of "Leading with Performance Improvement in Times of Change." The event will continue offering a one-of-a-kind professional development experience for the public health performance improvement workforce. Attendees have the opportunity to select from a variety of interactive learning and skill-building sessions designed for all experience levels, including peer learning and purposeful networking. At PHIT, participants gain practical tools, templates, resources, and contacts to take action.


Registration is open until June 1, 2022. Learn more and register now​.​

​PHF Sessions at PHIT

Performance improvement experts from the Public Health Foundation (PHF) will be presenting the following sessions at PHIT 2022:

Foundational Track ​ Building a Strong Workforce Development Program​

​Monday, June 6, 2022, 1:15pm-2:15pm EDT​

​Presenters: Kathleen Amos, ​Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, PHF, and Ron Bialek​, President, PHF

Description: A strong public health workforce is critical to the success of health departments and the effective delivery of public health services. But what makes a strong workforce development program? Join this interactive session to learn the basics of workforce development planning and action.​

Foundational Track – Introduction to Quality Improvement in Public Health

​Monday, June 6, 2022, 2:30pm-4:00pm EDT

Presenter: Sonja Armbruster, Performance Improvement Expert, PHF​

Description: This interactive session will introduce the basic tenants of quality improvement (QI) framed in a public health accreditation context, and will help participants identify areas of strength and areas for improvement in their agency’s current QI practices through an agency assessment tool.​​​

​​​Addressing Workforce Development Priorities Through Online Training

Monday, June 6, 2022, 4:10pm-5:00pm EDT

Presenters: Ron Bialek​, President, PHF; Joi Jones, State of Texas System Administrator – TRAIN Texas, Texas Department of State Health Services; and Jennifer Harmon, Director, Learning Management Center, New Mexico Department of Health​​​

Description: This workshop focuses on helping health departments easily find, access, and make freely available online training to meet priority workforce development needs.


Who Has Time for Workforce Development? Reinvigorating Your Workforce Development Program

Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 2:30pm-4:00pm EDT

Presenters: Kathleen Amos​Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, PHF, and ​​Elizabeth Rumbel, Senior Workforce Development Specialist, Public Health Institute at Denver Health (CO)

Description: Join this interactive workshop to explore workforce development challenges and strategies for reinvigorating workforce development efforts.​​

Foundational Track – Introduction ​to Performance Management​

Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 2:30pm-4:00pm EDT

Presenter: Sonja Armbruster, Performance Improvement Expert, PHF, Amanda McCarty​Performance Improvement Expert, PHF
Description: If you’re just beginning to lead performance management at your organization, or if you are reviving the performance management work, this session is for you. This workshop will create conditions for participants to discover the foundations for performance management including the relationship to public health accreditation and the four quadrants of the performance management system.

​Power Prioritizing: Using the Quality Improvement Tools of Prioritization for QI Projects and More

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 2:30pm-4:00pm EDT

Presenters: Sonja Armbruster, Performance Improvement Expert, PHF, and Heidi Westermann, Director of Public Health Systems and Planning, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Description: This workshop seeks to address two challenges: facilitation of prioritization and access to on-demand basic QI training. The session will include sharing examples from real application of prioritization tools, as well as practicing with two prioritization tools to build skills for leading teams to do the same.

Envisioning and Building the Public Health Workforce of the Future: The Value of Partnerships

​​​​​​Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 2:30pm-4:00pm EDT

Presenters: Kathleen Amos​Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, PHF, and Bryn Manzella, Director of Quality Improvement, Jefferson County Department of Health (AL)

Description: Join this interactive session to explore how partnerships between health departments and academic institutions have enhanced health department capacity and can strengthen health departments as we envision and build the public health workforce of the future.

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2022 Public Health Improvement Training