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Gaining Ground Workshops

Gaining Ground Initiative brought four workshops (PHF, NACCHO, Red Star Innovation, and NNPHI) to the Utah's Coalition.

In addition to hosting the workshops, two travel scholarships were given to our Performance Improvement Manager members to attend national conferences; Open Forum for Quality Improvement in Public Health (March 2015), and Tribal Public Health Summit (April 2015).

University of Utah Public Health "Epidemiology Essentials for
Public Health Practice" series

Quality Improvement (QI) Training - January 20 & 21, 2016

What a way to kick off the new year! We had the privilege of receiving QI training by renowned national QI expert, Grace Gorenflo, through the National Network of Public Health Institutes. The first day was 'Train the Trainer' day, and on the second day, newly trained trainers put their knowledge to practice by leading their own groups in the QI projects. Thanks to all of those who participated and making this workshop a success; participants included our Gaining Ground Coalition members from Local Health Departments (Davis County, S County, Utah County, Weber-Morgan), Utah Indian Health Advisory Board, and the State Health Department.

Leading and Championing Performance Improvement: A Workshop for Local Health Officials - July 2015

Creating an agency culture of quality and performance improvement requires specific leadership styles and strategies for transitioning both the processes and the people in the agency from the current state to the future desired state. This interactive workshop described both conceptually and practically what a culture of quality entails and senior leadership’s role in cultivating that culture. Rebecca Rayman from Nebraska East Central District HD shared a first hand account of how they successfully lead their agency toward a culture of quality. This workshop was provided by Pooja Verma from NACCHO.

Performance Management System - February 2015

This three-parts workshop on Performance Management System workshop was provided by Amanda McCarty, from the Public Health Foundation. Participants included our Gaining Ground Coalition members from Local Health Departments, Utah Indian Health Advisory Board, and the State Health Department. This workshop provided step by step on how to implement and apply performance management system in our organizations. Here are some of the key pointers:

  • Making a PM system work - aligning the measurement with what we do
  • Creating meaningful measures
  • Working with staff to create and prioritize their performance measures
  • Best practices on monitoring and reporting on measures

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Introduction to Accreditation and Community Health Assessment - February 2015

Aleena Hernandez from the Red Star Innovations provided an introductory webinar to the Utah Indian Health Advisory Board during their retreat in February of 2015. To view slides, click here.