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Assessing Your Performance Management System

October 13, 2017

 

To ensure you make the most of your performance management system, it is helpful to assess its performance. This "meta perspective" on performance management enables you to capture visually the uptake of each component of performance management, and the degree to which it is supporting your organization's...

 

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Performance Management Toolkit

June 19, 2014

 

Performance management is a systematic process that helps an organization achieve its mission and strategic goals. The Public Health Foundation (PHF) produces and provides resources and tools, including case stories, white papers, and customized technical assistance, that can help individuals and organizations...

 

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Performance Management and Cultural Transformation Using the PDCA Approach

September 17, 2013

 

​ Organizations often struggle with developing a performance management system to help understand and guide operations on a timely basis. While many health departments now use some form of performance measurement, far fewer have successfully completed the transition to a performance management system;...

 

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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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Conduct a Personalized SWOT: Align Yourself for Professional Growth

June 16, 2011

 

This free resource offers tools and methods for individuals to learn how to fully promote their talents, skills, and abilities within their organization.  The personal SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) is a useful tool for investigating conflict between individual and organizational...

 

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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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Developing Solutions to the Challenges Public Health Organizations Face in 2011

January 4, 2011

 

Ron Bialek and John W. (Jack) Moran of PHF worked with Jennifer McKeever of the National Network of Public Health Institutes to present "Developing Solutions to the Challenges Public Health Organizations Face in 2011:  Using Tree Diagrams and Prioritization Matrix of the Advanced Tools of QI"  at 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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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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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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