Category Archives: Focus on PHAB and PHNCI

PHAB in 2022: Our Efforts to Transform Governmental Public Health

By centering equity, modernizing data systems, and equipping our health departments with Foundational Capabilities to serve their communities, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is working to transform public health practice. Public health departments have been in the spotlight, more than ever, for the past two years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and have proved that they are

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Now Is the Time for the Foundational Public Health Services

The conversation about the FPHS requires consideration of how they align with public health accreditation and how both can be used in transformation efforts. In a post-COVID-19 pandemic world, have you wondered what governmental public health will look like, how public health departments and practitioners can be best prepared to combat the next crisis, and how the field can continue

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Annual All In National Meeting Lifts Strategies and Learnings on Multisector Data Sharing

The Public Health National Center for Innovations at PHAB is one of seven All In partners who came together to host its fifth annual All In National Meeting (AINM) earlier this month. Bringing together hundreds of practitioners, community members and other people, the AINM offered spaces to examine learnings and practical examples from the field, to hear and learn from

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10 Learnings from the Public Health Innovation Summit

On September 28th and 29th, 2021, the Public Health National Center for Innovations, a division of the Public Health Accreditation Board, brought together over 100 public health innovators for the virtual Public Health Innovation Summit & Showcase. Throughout the Summit, attendees heard from an array of speakers and engaged in conversations on local and community innovations, challenges and opportunities with

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PHAB’s Revised Research Agenda and Logic Model: A Guide for Future Research

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is committed to research and evaluation to drive quality improvement and build the evidence base around public health systems. To help guide these efforts, PHAB developed a logic model and research agenda in 2011. The logic model and research agenda were revised periodically as PHAB learned more about the impact of accreditation, and as

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Cross-sector Innovation Initiative: Learnings After a Year of Aligning Across Sectors

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services (CSPHS) and the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) are co-leading the Cross-sector Innovation Initiative (CSII), a three-year endeavor to identify and support public health, healthcare, social services, and community organizations striving to build stronger, sustainable connections and systems that can more effectively address the needs of communities and ultimately improve health

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Why Performance Improvement Still Matters in Your Health Department

by David Stone, MS, CPTD The past year was one like most of us in public health have never experienced before. Certainly, much was learned about our public health practices. Some were upheld, others were revised, and still others were moments of growth. While there were plenty of issues to dissect from 2020, I’m going to start the year by

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Revised 10 Essential Public Health Services Framework Centers Equity and Propels the Field into the 21st Century

by Naomi Rich On September 9, 2020, the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), de Beaumont Foundation, and a Task Force of public health experts revealed a revised 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) framework, updating the recognizable graphic and Essential Services to meet the needs of current and future public health practice. Perhaps the most notable update, and

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COVID-19 Battles Are Local

by Robin Wilcox, MPA The war against COVID-19 is international and national. But the battlefields are local. Accredited state, county, and city health departments are on the front lines of working to keep residents healthy. On March 16, PHAB-accredited Santa Clara County Public Health Department in California issued an historic seven-county legal order that required residents to “shelter-in-place,” the first

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How Has the Field Responded to the 2012 Report on Public Health Financing?

by Jessica Solomon Fisher, MCP In 2012, President Obama was elected to his second term, ‘Obamacare’ was upheld by the Supreme Court, the Transit of Venus occurred, and Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her diamond jubilee. Amidst this revelry, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), now the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, published three reports on public and population health.

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