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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (October 2016)

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

Date: 10/19/2016

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In This Issue
Coming Soon: New TRAIN Platform Available to Learners in Early 2017
Mobilizing Community Partners to Action: How a Small Vector Control Program Tackled Zika
New QI Tool: Community Stakeholder Services Map
Curated Public Health Training Plans Available on TRAIN
Have You Visited the New Community Guide?
How Local Public Health is Tackling the Opioid Crisis (Archived Webinar)
Attending APHA 2016 in Denver?
Spotlight on Public Health Improvement
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Dear Colleague,

PHF E-News brings you the latest information on how you can use performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development to improve the quality and performance of your organization and the health of your community.
Coming Soon: New TRAIN Platform Available to Learners in Early 2017

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is preparing to launch its new TRAIN Learning Network platform, and new look. Starting in early 2017, learners can begin accessing new, more user-friendly features on the state-of-the-art TRAIN Learning Network. These changes will make it easier for TRAIN's 1.2 million learners to use the platform and find quality courses. Learn more about the launch of the new TRAIN Learning Network platform and what you can expect from these exciting changes in 2017.
 
Mobilizing Community Partners to Action: How a Small Vector Control Program Tackled Zika

Florida may be the epicenter of the elevating Zika concerns in the continental U.S., however local health departments across the South and other affected areas are also tackling this challenge head-on. In Madison County, Alabama, Cheryl Clay is leading an innovative approach to "...work together as a community to minimize the number of mosquitoes in the environment." Read more about Cheryl's community-wide approach to address Zika in her County's backyard in a PHF Pulse blog post.
 
New QI Tool: Community Stakeholder Services Map

PHF has released a new quality improvement (QI) tool that can assist your community health improvement team with identifying services affiliated with a community health issue. Use the Community Stakeholder Services Map to develop a visual representation of where services are being provided, and their locations relative to each other.

For questions or to share how you're using this tool in your organization, contact Julie Sharp at jsharp@phf.org.
 
Curated Public Health Training Plans Available on TRAIN

Interested in finding curated online training plans that have been vetted by subject matter experts? The TRAIN Learning Network now features 12 nationally available training plans on a range of topics, from health literacy, to community health assessment and improvement planning, and more. Training plans are collections of curated courses available on TRAIN that address specific gaps in knowledge, skills, and competence. Learn more about the vetted content readily available and how your organization can develop and post additional training plans to TRAIN.
 
Have You Visited the New Community Guide?

The Community Guide, a collection of evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force that can help you select interventions to improve health and prevent disease in your community, recently launched a new website. Visit thecommunityguide.org to search more than 200 findings and access numerous resources for improving community health. A webinar recorded earlier this year and a Q&A with the experts offer additional information about how The Community Guide can support community health improvement efforts.
 
How Local Public Health is Tackling the Opioid Crisis (Archived Webinar)

Antibiotics Pill BMore than 300 colleagues joined PHF for the How Local Public Health is Tackling the Opioid Crisis webinar in August. This now-archived 60-minute presentation, co-hosted by PHF and the Bio-Defense Network, provides information, examples, and resources for communities addressing opioid use. Watch the webinar archive today to explore resources from PHF and listen to staff from two local health departments who discuss their pharmaceutical stewardship programs and substance use outreach services.
 
Attending APHA 2016 in Denver?
Don't Forget to Attend These Workforce Development Sessions
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