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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (August 2017)

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

Topic: Community Development, Conferences and Events, Council on Linkages, Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, PHF News, Strategic Planning, Workforce Development

Date: 8/15/2017

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
Academic Medical Center Saves Over $1 Million through Award-Winning Community Partnership

Today, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) announced the 2017 winner of the Future of Population Health Award, which recognizes exemplary practice by hospitals and health systems that are collaborating with governmental public health agencies and other community partners on health improvement strategies and implementation efforts. The University of Vermont Medical Center was chosen as the 2017 awardee for its support of Harbor Place, an innovative community partnership that lowered the cost of care and improved services for the homeless and housing-insecure population in Burlington, Vermont. Read the announcement to learn more about this award-winning program.
Improved Quality Improvement Quick Guide Relaunched with Updated Features and QI Resources

The new Quality Improvement Quick Guide (QI Quick Guide), with a contribution from the National Library of Medicine, has been updated with the latest QI resources and tools. The improved QI Quick Guide will help you determine which resources to use when pursuing improvement projects within your organization. It consists of a Plan-Do-Check-Act tutorial and suggested resources based on your familiarity with QI. Visit the Quality Improvement Quick Guide today to get started.
Spotlight: Action SWOT Analysis Tool

Like the SWOT Analysis, the Action SWOT Analysis tool helps an organization specifically assess its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats - then builds on that information to identify a set of clear action steps. Pair the SWOT Analysis with other decision-making resources from the Public Health Improvement Resource Center.
Report: Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Reflect Strategic Skills Needed to Take Action

The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice and its predecessor, the Public Health/Faculty Agency Forum, have long emphasized the need for skills that cut across public health disciplines and provide a foundation for effectively delivering the Essential Public Health Services. With the release of Building Skills for a More Strategic Public Health Workforce: A Call to Action, the de Beaumont Foundation and the National Consortium for Public Health Workforce Development reinforce the critical need for strategic cross-cutting skills. Read how you can use the skills embedded in the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals to further your workforce development efforts and join this call to action.
Ask the AHD Expert: Operating Academic Health Collaboratives

Academic health department (AHD) partnerships require dedicated efforts to keep them operating, but are there best practices for maintaining collaboration? This second column in the Ask the AHD Expert series explores the question of Standard Operating Procedures for collaborative groups. See how Bill Keck, Chair of the Academic Health Department Learning Community, tackles this difficult question.
Spotlight: Consensus Decision Making Matrix

Struggling to come to consensus decisions around an issue? Put the Consensus Decision Making Matrix to work to divide a problem into primary and secondary components as a framework for achieving consensus. The tool also provides an example of a completed matrix for reducing community obesity rates.
Health Departments Struggling with Workforce Development Initiatives Ask PHF for Help with Domain 8

If your health department is apprehensive about creating a workforce development plan or approaching Domain 8 of the Public Health Accreditation Board's Standards & Measures, your organization is not alone. Inquiries for PHF technical assistance in workforce development more than tripled earlier this summer, and attendance at PHF's recent workshops on this topic was indicative of this growing need for expert guidance. Learn more about PHF's workforce development solutions, including resources, tools, and expert-led on-site assistance to get your organization moving confidently in the right direction.
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
2017 National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
October 9-10, 2017 in Louisville, KY

A Model Population Health Initiative: Reducing Costs by Going Upstream (Webinar)
October 23, 2017 at 1:30pm EDT


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