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How to Focus Your Training and Professional Development Efforts to Improve the Skills of Your Public Health Organization (2011 APHA Annual Meeting)

November 21, 2011

 

​This presentation addresses the use of a quality improvement tool, the prioritization matrix, to identify workforce development needs. In this example, the relative importance of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals domains is considered in order to help public health organizations focus resources...

 

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Assessing and Building a Culture of Quality Improvement in Your Agency Presentation

July 12, 2011

 

These slides provide an overview of the culture of quality improvement (QI), the steps needed to build and change organizational culture, becoming aware of the six indicators of a culture, and how to rate an organization’s culture using a radar chart.  These slides are excerpted from a presentation...

 

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Applying QI Techniques to Analyze Problems and Find Solutions Presentation

July 12, 2011

 

These presentation slides provide a basic introduction to quality improvement (QI) as it pertains to the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS) and other public health initiatives and activities.  Topics in the presentation include the purpose and usage of basic QI problem solving tools,...

 

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Orange County Health Department in Florida Shows Benefits of Quality Improvement with Quality Journey

April 1, 2011

 

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the Orange County Health Department in Florida have worked together over many years to improve the quality of public health in Florida. The Orange County Health Department produced this document that explains their quality journey in "Implementing a Quality Management...

 

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Using PDCA Cycle to Improve Skills in Core Competencies

August 30, 2010

 

In 2007, Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) in Minnesota used the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle to improve their employee’s knowledge in Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). Using the four stages of PDCA cycle, OPCHS integrated the Core Competencies into...

 

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