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Change Management Questionnaire Checklist

April 14, 2017

 

The Change Management Questionnaire Checklist supports efforts to make a substantive change to an entrenched culture. By answering a set of guiding questions, change leaders can build and sustain a conducive change environment. Developed by Public Health Foundation (PHF) Senior Quality Advisor Jack...

 

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How to Focus Your Training and Professional Development Efforts to Improve the Skills of Your Public Health Organization: White Paper

April 10, 2012

 

​This white paper reports on a series of workshops on focusing limited training and professional development resources to build competence within the public health workforce. Using a quality improvement tool, the prioritization matrix, workshop participants determined the relative importance of the...

 

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A Lean Day in the Tulsa Health Department White Paper

April 13, 2011

 

With assistance from PHF, the Tulsa Health Department Quality Improvement Council (QIC) conducted a Lean event in three of its facilities with the objective of beautification of the environment and creating efficiency for the customer.  Lean is a process management philosophy that helps optimize the...

 

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A Complete Quality System Requires a Complete Leader

December 14, 2010

 

At every organizational level a critical mass of leadership must be trained in the principles of quality, problem solving, teaming, and facilitation. Leadership must be able to lead and facilitate teams so that they can show they walk the talk and embrace the principles imbedded in a Complete Quality...

 

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Utilizing the Advanced Tools of QI to Solve Problems: Understanding the Challenges Public Organizations Will Face in 2010

September 13, 2010

 

Written by Ron Bialek, Sarah Gillen, and John W. Moran in early 2010, this white paper highlights the advanced tools of QI that are designed to deal with complex issues that are not obvious without detailed analysis. This analysis guides away from the simple answer and into a process of continual refinement...

 

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Using QI Tools to Make a Difference in H1N1 Flu Immunization Clinics

September 13, 2010

 

In January 2010, public health professionals from the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department and PHF produced a white paper entitled “Using QI Tools to Make a Difference in H1N1 Flu Immunization Clinics: A Local Health Department's Experience,” citing a clear example of quality improvement...

 

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Review, Refresh, and Revitalize: Your Pandemic Flu Plan for Fall 2009

September 13, 2010

 

​Quality improvement practices promote efficiency and effectiveness in strategically planning for and implementing programs that address public health problems. This white paper, written in July 2009 by Ron Bialek, John W. Moran, Kim McCoy, William Riley, and Lillian Shirley, provides crucial information...

 

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Rapid Cycle PDCA

September 13, 2010

 

​This white paper, written by Grace L. Duffy, John W. Moran, and William Riley, was published on pages 2-4 of the August 2009 edition of the Quality Texas Foundation Update. In it, the authors define and describe Rapid Cycle PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) as the act of applying the recurring sequence of PDCA...

 

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Utilizing the Advanced Tools of Quality Improvement to Leverage the Power and Reach of Public Health

September 13, 2010

 

Ron Bialek, John W. Moran, and Louise Kent, Planning Administrator for the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, conducted an interactive workshop for 100 participants on “Utilizing the Advanced Tools of Quality Improvement to Leverage the Power and Reach of Public Health” at the...

 

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About Performance Management

September 10, 2010

 

In 2010, PHF created a short two-page primer on performance management in public health, synthesizing information from a number of performance management resources, including From Silos to Systems: Using Performance Management to Improve the Public’s Health. This original framework was refreshed in...

 

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