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Developing a Population Health Driver Diagram Using The Community Guide

September 27, 2019

 

A population health driver diagram captures a proposed health change for a community in a single visual graphic diagram that shows a potential path of change. It depicts a detailed theory of potential change about how to improve a community health priority by showing a potential improvement path. It can...

 

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Competencies for Population Health Professionals

March 20, 2019

 

The Competencies for Population Health Professionals (Population Health Competencies) are a set of skills desirable for population health professionals. Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies), the Population Health Competencies are primarily designed for hospital,...

 

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Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health: Alignment with the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

June 22, 2018

 

The Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health (PI Competencies) are a set of skills desirable for performance improvement (PI) professionals working in public health. Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) and the Core Competencies...

 

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Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health

June 21, 2018

 

The Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health​ (PI Competencies) are a set of skills desirable for performance improvement (PI) professionals working in public health. Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) and the Core Competencies...

 

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Accelerate Your Learning about Social Determinants of Health with Health and Well-Being for All

July 10, 2017

 

Health and Well-Being for All: Meeting-in-a-Box (HWFA) is a new product created by Dr. Denise Koo to improve communication among community stakeholders regarding the social determinants of health (SDOH). HWFA is an innovative way to facilitate a discussion about SDOH and mobilize with a “meeting-in-a-box.”...

 

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Improving Vector Control Program Performance: An Intervention Guidance Document

July 6, 2017

 

From 2014-2017, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) collaborated with 15 local health departments on performance improvement initiatives to increase vector control program efficiency, effectiveness, and capacity. In addition to reports and resources produced by the 15 health departments, PHF worked with...

 

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Bow Tie Diagram

February 4, 2016

 

The Bow Tie Diagram is used in risk evaluation. It gives a one-page visual roadmap of causes, controls, impacts, and preparedness steps in place to minimize the impacts of high-risk situations. This tool, shaped like a bow tie, gives a summary of plausible scenarios that could exist around a certain...

 

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Planning Before You Communicate Tool

February 13, 2014

 

Health departments must have good, consistent, clear, crisp communications both internally and externally. A comprehensive and strategic communications plan for the department sets the foundation for staff to develop and execute communications effectively: to reach the target audience in the right place,...

 

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Roles and Responsibilities for Launching Teams

 

Teams are not new to public health. Health professionals have long respected the knowledge and opinions of others within the organization and the community served. Scarce resources and reduced staffing have led many health departments to cross-train staff in duties not part of their original performance...

 

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Guide to the Stages of Performance Management

 

Performance management is a systematic process that helps an organization achieve its mission and strategic goals. While critical, performance management is often an elusive practice for public health organizations; building a robust performance management culture can be daunting and frustrating. It...

 

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