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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (April 2019)

Related Categories: Council on Linkages, Performance Management, Quality Improvement, TRAIN, Workforce Development

Topic: Conferences and Events, Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, TRAIN, Workforce Development

Date: 4/2/2019

News, resources, tools, and information on performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development to improve the quality and performance of your organization and the health of your community.
 PHF E-News: News for Public Health
Competencies for Population Health Professionals Released

Are you passionate about population health? Are you involved in developing and implementing population health programs and services? Is community benefit work a core part of what you do? The newly released Competencies for Population Health Professionals (Population Health Competencies) - a set of skills desirable for population health professionals - is for you! To get started, see the new competency set, along with training plans to support your work in population health.
What do Amazon, AstraZeneca, JPMorgan Chase, Kroger, Starbucks, Target, and Walgreens Have in Common?

Their Employees Use TRAIN.

The TRAIN Learning Network Reaches Health Professionals, Volunteers, and Students Across Your Community. TRAIN can help you create and disseminate training plans to reach the powerful workforce that impacts population health in your backyard. Contact Patti Abshier to learn more and discuss how easy and cost-effective it is to get started with using TRAIN.
PHF Selected to Support Maryland's Mid-Shore Rural Health Collaborative in Executive Director Capacity

The State of Maryland has established the Mid-Shore Rural Health Collaborative (RHC), aimed at improving health in five counties on the State’s Eastern Shore, where access to coordinated and integrated healthcare and social services is limited. The Public Health Foundation (PHF) has been selected to serve in the Collaborative’s Executive Director capacity, supporting RHC operations, convening community leaders, and facilitating consensus-building among a dynamic group of collaborative members. Learn how PHF is helping to support innovative solutions to improve population health in the region.
Designing Innovations in Public Health Practice
Innovation involves deliberate application of information, imagination, and initiative. This Designing Innovations in Public Health Practice workshop functions as an innovation lab, offering practice with quality improvement tools that help foster new ideas and approaches to current practice that will improve processes, outcomes and customer experiences.

Want more on innovation? View the archived webinar of Innovation and Quality in Public Health, featuring Gary Cox, Executive Director of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.
#HowIRecommend Flu Vaccine: How to Make Recommendations that Matter to Patients Webinar Archive Now Available

Every year, there are large numbers of Americans who get sick and die as a result of seasonal flu. Yet, many of your patients may underestimate flu’s severity or their own susceptibility to catching the flu. Healthcare professionals are the most trusted source of health information for patients, and your recommendations make a difference when it comes to flu vaccination rates. View this webinar archive and download the presentation slides to learn how to make even stronger and more effective flu vaccine recommendations from experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PHF's Immunization Center: Need assistance with refining metrics for your immunization program’s performance, maximizing use of your data, or aligning with regulatory and grant requirements? Check out our services for immunization providers.
2019 Public Health Improvement Training
June 12-13, 2019 in New Orleans, LA

Building on more than a decade of collaborative work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and national public health partner organizations, the 2019 Public Health Improvement T​raining​ (PHIT) offers networking opportunities alongside interactive learning and skill-building sessions, with topics including quality improvement, performance management, national voluntary accreditation, health assessment, and improvement planning. PHF will be leading several sessions and workshops - details are coming soon. Learn more about this event and register today.
Ask the AHD Expert: Increasing Engagement within an AHD Partnership

Engagement is key to the success of academic health department (AHD) partnerships. How can we go about increasing faculty engagement with health department staff to ensure these partnerships meet their goals and improve community health? Read the answer in the latest Ask the AHD Expert column, which considers ways to enhance engagement within an AHD partnership.
PHF's New After Action Report Tool Helps Tulsa Assess Mosquito Control
PHF's new After Action Report (AAR) tool will walk you or your team through the process of creating an AAR. AARs are commonly used for public health emergency preparedness and response, but in this example, PHF facilitated an AAR with the Tulsa Health Department to assess their mosquito control season and identify and implement improvements for the following year.
Utilizing Academic Partnerships to Enhance Capacity in Small Health Departments Archived Webinar Now Available

During this webinar, Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community member Michael Anguilano III, Accreditation Coordinator for the Kent City Health Department (OH), shared how the Kent City Health Department is utilizing an AHD partnership with Kent State University to expand its capacity and support its journey toward Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation. Visit the PHF website to follow Michael's story and download the presentation slides.
2019 Georgia Public Health Association Annual Meeting
May 7-9, 2019 in Atlanta, GA

The 90th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Georgia Public Health Association will be held from May 7-9, 2019 in Atlanta. Attendees will enjoy three days of learning, continuing education, and networking. PHF will be leading a session titled Developing a Successful Workforce Development Plan, where attendees will focus on strategies for developing and implementing a successful plan that meets PHAB standards and the needs of local health departments. Learn more about this event and register today.
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
2019 Georgia Public Health Association Annual Meeting
May 7-9, 2019 in Atlanta, GA

CDC Webinar - How Pharmacists Can Help Promote HPV Vaccination
May 29, 2019 from 1-2pm EDT

2019 Public Health Improvement Training
June 12-13, 2019 in New Orleans, LA

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Annual 2019
July 9-11, 2019 in Orlando, FL


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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (April 2019)