Public Health Foundation

Public Health Foundation We improve public health and population health practice to support healthier communities. The Public Health Foundation (PHF), a private, non-profit, organization based in Washington, DC.

We improve the public's health by strengthening the quality and performance of public health practice. Since 1970, PHF has developed effective resources, tools, information, and training for health agencies, organizations, and individuals to help improve performance and community health outcomes.

Mission: We improve the public’s health by strengthening the quality and performance of public health practice.

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PHF applauds the nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of He...
01/19/2021
Biden announces Rachel Levine as pick for assistant secretary at HHS, would be first transgender Senate-confirmed federal official

PHF applauds the nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Levine in her new role!

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/politics/rachel-levine-health-and-human-services/index.html

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant health secretary, and she would make history as the first out, transgender federal official to be confirmed by the United States Senate, according to a statement Tuesday.

We hope you can join us! http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/NALBOH_Town_Hall_COVID-19_Core_Competencies_for_Public_Health_P...
01/19/2021

We hope you can join us!

http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/NALBOH_Town_Hall_COVID-19_Core_Competencies_for_Public_Health_Professionals.aspx

Join NALBOH and the Public Health Foundation for a virtual town hall meeting on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) is in the process of reviewing and revising the Core Competencies, and this virtual meeting is an opportunity to provide feedback on how the Core Competencies can better serve the public health workforce. It is essential to consider what is being learned during the COVID-19 pandemic that needs to be considered as the Core Competencies are being updated.

Find more details and register here: https://www.nalboh.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1467090

Help Shape the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals! Your help is needed to ensure the Core Competencies fo...
12/14/2020

Help Shape the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals!

Your help is needed to ensure the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) continue to reflect the reality of working in public health and meet the needs of the public health workforce. The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice is beginning the process of revising the Core Competencies and welcomes feedback from the public health community to inform the revisions. Join the Public Health Foundation’s (PHF’s) virtual town hall meeting on December 16, 2020 at 1pm EST to share your thoughts: http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/Virtual_Town_Hall_Meeting_Core_Competencies_for_Public_Health_Professionals.aspx.

Not able to attend? Visit the PHF website for updates throughout the revision process and additional opportunities to submit your feedback. Questions may be sent to Kathleen Amos at [email protected].

CDC has released a COVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Healthcare Professiona...
12/09/2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Training Modules

CDC has released a COVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals. This is a new, web-on-demand, self-paced module for healthcare providers who will be administering COVID-19 vaccine.

This module provides healthcare providers with information about COVID-19 vaccine Emergency Use Authorization and safety, as well as general information about vaccine storage, handling, administration, and reporting. Continuing education will not be available for this module but there will be a certificate of completion available.

Information about the module can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/vaccination-resources.html.

Your help is needed to ensure the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals continue to reflect the reality of w...
12/09/2020

Your help is needed to ensure the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals continue to reflect the reality of working in public health and meet the needs of the public health workforce.

The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice is beginning the process of revising the Core Competencies and welcomes feedback from the public health community to inform the revisions.

Join the Public Health Foundation’s (PHF’s) virtual town hall meeting on December 16, 2020 at 1pm EST to share your thoughts: http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/Virtual_Town_Hall_Meeting_Core_Competencies_for_Public_Health_Professionals.aspx.

12/07/2020
CDC

CDC

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, we all must remain vigilant. The changes we have had to make to routines and daily life are extremely hard, but these changes are even more important now and in the coming months.

The more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you will be. Learn more: bit.ly/COVID19_NeedToKnow.

Frederick County Health Department
12/04/2020

Frederick County Health Department

Do you have a favorite mask by now? Hopefully it's one that fits you juuuuust right, has 2+ layers, covers your nose and mouth completely, and fits snugly against your face. #LoveFrederick

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Training Now Available!The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new, web...
12/01/2020

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Training Now Available!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new, web-on-demand, self-paced module for healthcare providers who will be administering COVID-19 vaccine. This module, COVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Healthcare Providers, will provide healthcare providers with information about COVID-19 vaccine, Emergency Use Authorization, and safety, as well as general information about vaccine storage, handling, administration, and reporting.

Access the training: https://www.train.org/main/course/1094789/.

11/24/2020

A heartfelt thank you to everyone in public health on this Public Health Thank You Day for your passion and your commitment to the health of your communities. We appreciate you.

#PHTYD

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be important for all individuals, especially those at high-risk, to receive an ann...
11/16/2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be important for all individuals, especially those at high-risk, to receive an annual influenza vaccination. Influenza vaccination will be a critical strategy to decrease stress on our healthcare system, by decreasing influenza-related doctor visits and hospitalizations, as well as decreasing the number of people who will need influenza diagnostic testing.

Typically, influenza vaccination rates decline drastically by late November. However, this year, there will be an additional 9.3 million federally-funded late-season adult influenza vaccine doses available in November, December, and January. As long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illness, vaccination should continue throughout flu season in order to protect as many people as possible against flu. CDC guidance is in place for how to safely administer vaccine doses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us for this upcoming webinar - Flu Vaccination Through Late Fall and Winter: It’s Not Too Late! on Monday, December 7, from 2-3pm EST.

http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/Flu_Vaccination_Through_Late_Fall_and_Winter_Not_Too_Late.aspx

Additional Resources on Legionnaires’ Diagnosis and Prevention Now Available!In June 2020, the Healthcare-Associated Leg...
10/30/2020

Additional Resources on Legionnaires’ Diagnosis and Prevention Now Available!

In June 2020, the Healthcare-Associated Legionnaires’ Disease: Current Strategies for Response and Prevention webinar provided an overview of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States and steps that can be taken to identify cases, collect needed specimens, and reduce the risk for Legionella exposure.

A Q&A with the presenter is now available on PHF's website, along with the webinar archive, presentation slides, and additional resources.

http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/Pages/CDC-Webinar_Healthcare_Associated_Legionnaires_Disease_Current_Strategies_for_Response_and_Prevention.aspx

Learners have registered for more than 250,000 trainings related to #COVID19 through PHF-TRAIN since the pandemic began....
10/21/2020

Learners have registered for more than 250,000 trainings related to #COVID19 through PHF-TRAIN since the pandemic began.

PHF’s live search tool provides quick and easy access to the most current trainings on topics such as contact tracing, personal protective equipment, health professional self-care and mental health, and others.

Access live searches of topic-specific COVID-19 training today: http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/Pages/Coronavirus_Disease_2019_COVID_19_Training.aspx

After nearly a two year break, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages)...
10/19/2020

After nearly a two year break, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) will convene on October 20, 2020 from 1-3pm EDT to initiate the process for updating and revising the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). The meeting will be held virtually, and all who are interested are welcome to attend. Learn more and plan to join us.

http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/Council_on_Linkages_Between_Academia_and_Public_Health_Practice_Meeting_October_2020.aspx

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has released its 2019 National Profile of Local He...
10/09/2020
National Profile of Local Health Departments - NACCHO

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has released its 2019 National Profile of Local Health Departments. Findings show that local health departments experienced a loss of 21% of their workforce capacity over the past decade, and budget shortages have affected emergency preparedness and response programs. The prolonged lack of financial and human resources allocated to local health department emergency preparedness work has posed a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the full report for more details.

https://www.naccho.org/resources/lhd-research/national-profile-of-local-health-departments

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) conducts the National Profile of Local Health Departments (commonly referred to as the "Profile study") every three years as a census of local health departments (LHDs).

Pediatric vaccine ordering and administration have declined during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents have stayed home. Ma...
10/07/2020

Pediatric vaccine ordering and administration have declined during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents have stayed home. Maintaining routine childhood immunization is essential in order to prevent outbreaks of preventable diseases.

Watch the archive of this recent webinar with CDC on how to strengthen vaccine confidence among parents and ensure safe well visits.

http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/Pages/CDC_Webinar_Strengthening_Vaccine_Confidence_in_Pediatric_and_Family_Practice_Offices_During_the_COVID_19_Pandemic_Archi.aspx

Many strategies are being implemented to train our nation’s contact tracing workforce. A new article in the Rural Monito...
09/22/2020
Contact Tracing: Training New Workers and Connecting with Rural Residents - The Rural Monitor

Many strategies are being implemented to train our nation’s contact tracing workforce. A new article in the Rural Monitor, “Contact Tracing: Training New Workers and Connecting with Rural Residents,” highlights several strategies and how PHF’s contact tracing training service and live COVID-19 training searches are helping health departments in their contact tracing efforts. Read the article to learn more today.

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/rural-monitor/contact-tracing/

Contact tracing is an important step in preventing further spread of the coronavirus. Alaska’s AHEC program, a center for public health in Washington, and a national public health foundation share their training strategies while an IHS hospital in Arizona discusses its in-person contact tracing in...

Performance Management as a Tool for Boards of HealthHow can performance management be used by Boards of Health in their...
09/10/2020

Performance Management as a Tool for Boards of Health

How can performance management be used by Boards of Health in their oversight role? PHF recently presented the session Performance Management and the Oversight Role of Boards of Health as part of the National Association of Local Boards of Health virtual annual meeting.

View the webinar archive featuring PHF President Ron Bialek and Senior Quality Advisor Jack Moran.

http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/Pages/NALBOH_Performance_Management_and_the_Oversight_Role_of_Boards_of_Health_Webinar_Archive.aspx

In response to the nationwide need for contact tracing, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) recently launched a free serv...
08/17/2020

In response to the nationwide need for contact tracing, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) recently launched a free service to equip health departments with customized contact tracing training packages to meet their specific training needs. Over a dozen health departments in rural, suburban, and urban areas have already received their training packages. Learn more about this free service and request a training package today.

http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/Pages/PHF_Offers_Free_Support_for_Health_Departments_in_Creating_Customized_Contact_Tracing_Curriculum.aspx

08/14/2020
#MaskUp PSA (30 sec)

The ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) and Big Cities Health Coalition launched a joint campaign urging Americans to show their concern for the health of others by wearing masks.

The 30-second spot, titled “Personalities,” features several pairs of mask designs that reflect opposite personalities and concludes with an announcer asking, “What does your mask say about you? It says you care about others. So, mask up. And save lives.”

Watch it here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHZuA8PW5dE

Face coverings can help save lives. ASTHO and Big Cities Health Coalition teamed up in a campaign to encourage everyone to #maskup. Join us in our call to pr...

Register now for Strengthening Vaccine Confidence in Pediatric Offices During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Wednesday, August 1...
08/11/2020

Register now for Strengthening Vaccine Confidence in Pediatric Offices During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 3-4pm EDT

Pediatric vaccine ordering and administration have declined during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents have stayed home. Maintaining routine childhood immunization is essential in order to prevent outbreaks of preventable diseases.

This webinar with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, will discuss how to strengthen vaccine confidence among parents and ensure safe well visits.

The webinar is free and open to all – but registration is required. Please visit the Public Health Foundation website to learn more about this event and register today:

http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/CDC_Webinar_Strengthening_Vaccine_Confidence_in_Pediatric_Offices_During_the_COVID_19_Pandemic.aspx.

This 10-week learning community began yesterday, however the first session will be archived, and there is still time to ...
07/23/2020

This 10-week learning community began yesterday, however the first session will be archived, and there is still time to register for the other 9 sessions.

📢 FREE learning opportunity! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Hispanic Medical Association, PHE.gov - Public Health Emergency.gov, Public Health Foundation, PHF-TRAIN, and The University of New Mexico School of Medicine created a 10-week learning collaborative to accelerate #telemedicine implementation for physician practices. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/32x0q94

Thank you for spreading the word! I hope ambulatory providers can join us for this series, starting next week.
07/18/2020

Thank you for spreading the word! I hope ambulatory providers can join us for this series, starting next week.

#Telemedicine Hack! Starting July 22nd!
Check out this great new series to help medical providers with #telehealth and #telemedicine in their practices!

Although telemedicine use has grown exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic,
many ambulatory providers still lack the knowledge and skills needed to implement

video-based telemedicine into their practices. To support wide adoption of telemedicine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is partnering with the @ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico and the Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN Learning Network to deliver a 10-week, virtual peer-to-peer learning community called Telemedicine Hack.

Register here: https://echo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c3mWhTm8Q5K3XHDv0zyHuQ

The Public Health Foundation and nearly 350 other groups urge HHS Secretary Azar to speak up for CDC. #SupportCDC and #S...
07/07/2020
Nearly 350 Public Health Organizations Implore HHS Secretary Azar to Support CDC's Critical Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic Response - tfah

The Public Health Foundation and nearly 350 other groups urge HHS Secretary Azar to speak up for CDC.

#SupportCDC and #SupportPublicHealth https://bit.ly/3e4fmh1

Letter calls on Secretary Azar to “speak up” and be an advocate for CDC and public health (Washington, DC – July 7, 2020) – The expertise of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and all public health agencies is critical to protecting Americans’ health during the COVID...

New contact tracing training is being added to the TRAIN Learning Network on an ongoing basis to support organizations r...
06/12/2020

New contact tracing training is being added to the TRAIN Learning Network on an ongoing basis to support organizations responding to COVID-19.

Current training includes Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers from the ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) and the National Coalition of STD Directors, COVID-19 Contact Tracing from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Every Contact Counts: Contact Tracing for Public Health Professionals from the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.

Access these and other training related to COVID-19 using PHF’s live search tool.

http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/Pages/Coronavirus_Disease_2019_COVID_19_Training.aspx

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