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February 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Community Health Assessment Webinars

PRC, a health care marketing research organization, hosted a webinar series recently describing various local experiences with community health assessments. From the perspective of an LHD, a hospital, and other community organizations, these webinars explain how communities conduct health assessments and use the results to partner with local agencies to address community needs.

 

The webinars are available online…

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Added by MAPP on February 25, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments

PHAB Call for Input: Planning Survey

The Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB's) Fee Development Committee requests input from health departments that will assist them greatly in workload planning. The survey is meant to provide current information that will advise the immediate planning for PHAB, including the development of the fee structure for accreditation. Respondents will not be obligated to PHAB in any way based on this survey. PHAB needs the name and size of responding health departments simply for planning…

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Added by MAPP on February 25, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Go Viral to Improve Health

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the National Academies invite college and university students to participate in an exciting new challenge to transform health data into effective, innovative new applications that take on the nation's pressing health problems.

 

The…

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Added by MAPP on February 25, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Report Released by the Committee on Public Health Strategies to Improve Health

Committee on Public Health Strategies to Improve Health

IOM Report Release

For the Public’s Health: The Role of Measurement in Action and Accountability, a report from the Institute of Medicine, was released on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. EST. This is the first of three reports to be authored by the Committee on…

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Added by MAPP on February 25, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments

Online Tools to Strengthen the Local Public Health System

Check out this presentation from Andrey Ostrovsky, a fourth year medical student at Boston University, titled, "San Francisco Community Vital Signs: Implementing Policy and Innovating for Health."

 

It outlines the process of creating an online tool that evaluates and strengthens the local public health system in San Francisco. Ostrovsky also describes the lessons learned from operating at the intersection of social…

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Added by MAPP on February 25, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Building a QI Culture at a Local Health Department

A recent NACCHO webinar, entitled "Building a QI Culture at a Local Health Department," featured the efforts of the Sedgwick County Health Department (KS).  The local health official and two staff members who lead their quality improvement (QI) efforts provided insight into:

  • building an organizational culture that embraces QI
  • the importance of integrating QI into organizational culture
  • the development of a QI plan and using it to guide efforts throughout…
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Added by MAPP on February 25, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Community Prevention and the Public

Have you ever wondered why the public is so unaware of what community-based prevention does for them? And if it’s so important, why does public health and prevention funding always get cut when national, state, and local budgets get tight?

 

To answer these questions, in 2010, NACCHO, the Partnership for Prevention, Trust for America’s Health, APHA, AARP, American Cancer Society and other national groups got together and decided to…

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Added by MAPP on February 25, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments

Collaborative funding for MAPP coordination

Hi Everyone,

We are at that critical juncture in our action cycle, where we need ongoing, collaborative funding for our coordinator position. Does anyone have a success story re community partners' sharing the funding of a position and how that worked? To date, our hospital has funded me as a contractor. We seem to be getting bogged down with how to put funds together for an ongoing position....even though several partners are interested. I know this is exactly what MAPP is doing,…

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Added by Sharon Whytal on February 17, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

HHS announced allocations for the $750 million available through the health reform law

Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced allocations for the $750 million available in FY2011 through the Prevention and Public Health Fund established by the health reform law.

 

View the allocations here. http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/prevention02092011b.html.

View the HHS news release here:…

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Added by MAPP on February 11, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

UNC-CH Management Academy Webinar

Did you miss the Management Academy's webinar on Tuesday? Check it out here!

 

On Tuesday, February 8th the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Management Academy for Public Health hosted a 75-minute webinar showcasing recent alumni. It was an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Management Academy, how to use the business skills gained in the Academy, and to celebrate what your…

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Added by MAPP on February 11, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments

UNC-CH Management Academy Offers Resource to Address Your Community's Needs

Applications from community health organizations are now being accepted by the Management Academy for Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill.

  • Learn skills in managing money, people, data and partnerships
  • Develop a targeted business plan for your organization

The nine-month professional development program includes two onsite retreats, business coaching, and distance learning activities.

 

Successful business plans have resulted in funding and…

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Added by MAPP on February 4, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

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