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|Five Ways TRAIN Can Help with Accreditation|
|Improving Antibiotic Use in an Age of Emerging Resistance|
In a recent report
, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conservatively estimated that over two million people in the US are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria annually. What are the roles of health departments in managing this public health threat? How do patient expectations affect appropriate antibiotic use? Find the answers in a PHF Pulse Blog post
by Guillermo Sanchez from the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
program at CDC.
|Future of Public Health Award Recipients Use QI to Tackle Winnable Battles|
|Webinar Series: Using Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes|
Last month, PHF began a series of webinars to promote awareness and use of The Guide to Community Preventive Services
, also known as The Community Guide
, to encourage public health and healthcare professionals to implement evidence-based strategies to improve community health outcomes. The first online event, co-sponsored with the Association for Community Health Improvement
, featured the Accountable Care Community in Akron, Ohio, where health systems and community partners shared best practices for a diabetes prevention program
. Upcoming Event
The next webinar in the series, "Use of The Guide to Community Preventive Services to Impact Healthy Aging
," will be held on January 16, 2014. Co-sponsored with United Way Worldwide
, the webinar will profile the Gatekeeper Program, which uses nontraditional health advocates to connect older adults with essential health and safety services.
|Performance Management and Cultural Transformation Using PDCA |
How can organizations choose or adapt a performance management model to fit their specific cultures and needs? Read a recently published white paper from PHF Quality Experts
that explores the performance management methods and models such as PDCA that organizations can use to drive improvements and translate strategy into action.
How Your Feedback is Guiding a Revision of the Core Competencies
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