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Modular kaizen: Dealing with Disruptions

March 15, 2011

 

Modular kaizen: Dealing with Disruptions aims to help health departments achieve quick improvements in disruptive environments. Modular kaizen is the creation of an improvement or redesign project planned along a timeline that recognizes the highly volatile nature of the public health organization’s...

 

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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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Team Process Review Checklist

September 13, 2010

 

The Team Process Review Checklist covers the essential items that need to be in place for launching a team. It is designed to give the team sponsor and team leader a list of essential items that need to be considered at the startup of a team and during the team’s life cycle. The team leader and sponsor...

 

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Modified Approach Promotes Lean Processes and Identifies Lean Wastes

September 13, 2010

 

“Modified Approach” presents the goal of a lean culture: “to build a better, faster, more efficient and streamlined process.” The article, written by quality improvement consultants Grace Duffy and John W. Moran and published in the August 2010 edition of Six Sigma Forum Magazine, shows work flow processes...

 

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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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Healthy People 2010 Toolkit

September 10, 2010

 

The Healthy People 2010 Toolkit provides guidance, technical tools, and resources to help states, territories, and tribes develop and promote successful Healthy People 2010 plans and to prepare for 2015 or 2020 plans.  It can also serve as a resource for communities and other entities embarking on similar...

 

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Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project

September 10, 2010

 

​In 2001, PHF assisted the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in the development of the Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project, which provides easily accessible information on evidence-based strategies related to the Healthy People 2010 objectives.  By clicking on specific search strategies,...

 

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The ABCs of PDCA

September 10, 2010

 

The ABCs of PDCA, written by Grace Gorenflo and John W. Moran in April 2010, is an introduction to quality improvement (QI) through the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle (PDCA). This QI tool maps a process to help improve processes and eliminate inefficiencies in health departments. The article demonstrates the...

 

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Livingston County Department of Health, NY - Using the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals to Improve Performance

September 2, 2010

 

​As part of a Quality Improvement (QI) initiative, Livingston County Department of Health in New York has used the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in two ways: 1) to improve its performance appraisal form; and, 2) to conduct a workforce needs assessment. Download this document to learn how...

 

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Thirty Pitfalls of Strategic and Operational Planning and How to Overcome Them

March 8, 2010

 

​This white paper by John W. (Jack) Moran, Senior Quality Advisor to PHF, introduces in a very relatable way the many ways in which organizational planning can be derailed, postponed, or sabotaged. Learn how strategic and operational planning can be affected negatively in order to be aware of what to...

 

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