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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (July 2018)

Related Categories: Learning Resource Center (LRC), Performance Management, Quality Improvement, TRAIN, Workforce Development

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

Date: 7/26/2018

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 Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health Now Available

Does your work involve activities in the areas of quality improvement, performance management, workforce development, accreditation, or community health assessment and improvement? Are you actively engaged in supporting your organization’s performance improvement (PI) efforts? A new competency set designed specifically for PI professionals working in public health is now available: Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health. Learn more about this set of skills desirable for PI professionals working in public health.
Looking for Expertise to Help Your Organization Implement its Opioid Initiatives?

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) specializes in solving complex challenges by facilitating partnerships and assisting health departments, hospitals, health systems, and other community stakeholders with proven performance improvement methodologies, tools, and experience. This expertise may help you take advantage of local, state, and Federal funding and grant opportunities.

LGBT Health and Wellness on TRAIN

Health and wellness are impacted by many factors, including being a part of the LGBT community. The TRAIN Learning Network contains more than 85 LGBT health and wellness courses. A few courses you may find interesting include:
Increasing Health Department Funding through AHD Partnerships

Want to increase your health department's funding by nearly $3 million? Learn how Granville Vance Public Health in North Carolina did just that by partnering with the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health in the latest archived webinar from the Academic Health Department (AHD) Webinar Series.
Changing Perspectives on Antibiotic Use

Each year in the United States, at least two million people become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 die as a result.1 Antibiotics can save lives, but any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance. At least 80 million antibiotic prescriptions each year are unnecessary, which makes improving antibiotic prescribing and use a national priority. See the tools and resources available from PHF to address the problem of overprescribing and misuse of antibiotics, including new educational materials from the CDC's new Be Antibiotics Aware campaign.

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013.
Spring Your Strategic Plan to Life with New Success Process

Strategic Planning is necessary, but how do you assure your plan springs to life instead of sit on the shelf? Read a new article from PHF’s Senior Quality Advisor Jack Moran on the four fundamental ingredients that help with the successful deployment of a strategic plan.

More: See additional quality improvement (QI) tools for strategy and strategic planning that can give new life to your organization’s QI projects and strategic plan.
New QI Tool Finalized with Your Feedback:
Solvability and Control Matrix

Thank you to those who provided helpful feedback on PHF's newest QI tool. Now, explore and assess process problems to determine which can be easily solved and which should be brought to a quality improvement team using the finalized Solvability and Control Matrix.
Taking Action on Community Health Improvement Priorities
Webinar Archive Featuring The Community Guide Now Available

This archived webinar offers an overview of the Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement pilot initiative and highlights the stories of action being taken by hospitals, public health, and other community stakeholders in Portsmouth, VA and Baton Rouge, LA to address obesity and HIV/AIDS and improve the health of their communities. Watch the archived presentation of the Taking Action on Community Health Improvement Priorities webinar and learn more about the lessons learned, successes, and QI methods and tools used in these communities while tackling priority health needs.
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
CDC Webinar Series 2018: "The Pink Book"
Select dates, June 6 - September 28, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT

National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) 2018 Annual Conference
August 8-10, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina

Preparing for the PHAB Site Visit (Webinar)
August 15, 2018 from 3-4pm EDT

National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
October 8-9, 2018 in New Orleans, LA

Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice -
November 2018 (Virtual Meeting)
November 29, 2018 from 2-4pm EST
More details will be announced soon. Save the date and register today.


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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (July 2018)