Public Health Foundation

Public Health Foundation Advancing the public health workforce to achieve organizational excellence.
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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.

Is your health department undertaking workforce development initiatives as part of infrastructure improvement or rebuild...
11/29/2023

Is your health department undertaking workforce development initiatives as part of infrastructure improvement or rebuilding efforts? PHF provides expert consulting services in workforce development, performance management, and quality improvement to help health departments meet their performance improvement needs. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3Jdyvj2

Web accessibility is not just a technical consideration; it's a fundamental aspect of public health. In a guest blog pos...
11/27/2023

Web accessibility is not just a technical consideration; it's a fundamental aspect of public health. In a guest blog post with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), PHF is excited to share the addition of W3C's Introduction to Web Accessibility course to the TRAIN Learning Network. Read more on how this course can be a component of training public health communicators to help create a more accessible and inclusive web presence: https://bit.ly/3GgWE6r

Any time antibiotics or antifungals are used, they can cause side effects and contribute to antimicrobial resistance. Du...
11/21/2023

Any time antibiotics or antifungals are used, they can cause side effects and contribute to antimicrobial resistance. During Antibiotics Awareness Week, learn how to optimize antibiotic prescribing across different healthcare settings with CDC’s Antibiotic Stewardship Course on the TRAIN Learning Network: https://bit.ly/311j7Ts

This Public Health Thank You Day, and every day, we acknowledge and show our appreciation for the public health and heal...
11/20/2023

This Public Health Thank You Day, and every day, we acknowledge and show our appreciation for the public health and healthcare professionals who have contributed so much to our health and well-being. Thank you; the work you do helps protect communities around the world.

Happy National Rural Health Day! Today, we celebrate the   and the spirit of rural America. Join us in honoring the dedi...
11/16/2023

Happy National Rural Health Day! Today, we celebrate the and the spirit of rural America. Join us in honoring the dedicated healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health, and rural stakeholders making a difference in these communities. Learn more: https://powerofrural.org/

This time of year, our communities face an increased risk of respiratory viruses such as flu, COVID-19, and RSV. With va...
11/14/2023

This time of year, our communities face an increased risk of respiratory viruses such as flu, COVID-19, and RSV. With vaccination continuing to be the most effective way of protection, immunization providers should be up to date on vaccination guidance. PHF and CDC have many helpful resources on the TRAIN Learning Network to prepare your immunization staff on proper vaccination practices, including the CDC’s 2023-2024 Briefing on Fall and Winter Virus Season. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3P8pV8G

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Physicians and other healthcare workers are at the forefront of mitiga...
11/10/2023

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Physicians and other healthcare workers are at the forefront of mitigating the current and future impact of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As Alzheimer’s is often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, it is essential to increase the use of cognitive assessments in routine and primary care and for healthcare providers to gain confidence in regularly applying cognitive assessment techniques. Read a PHF Pulse Blog from Natalia and review resources to improve awareness and use of various cognitive assessment tools: https://bit.ly/47a26Uo

Looking to learn more about the role of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice? Join PHF's ...
11/07/2023

Looking to learn more about the role of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice? Join PHF's session at the American Public Health Association's 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo on Sunday, November 12th, for a discussion on how Academic Health Department partnerships are helping to revitalize and strengthen the public health workforce. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3tXqIRp

Equipping healthcare providers with the tools they need to battle low vaccination rates among children is vital. PHF, in...
11/02/2023

Equipping healthcare providers with the tools they need to battle low vaccination rates among children is vital. PHF, in partnership with CDC, is excited to share a valuable Let’s RISE toolkit for healthcare providers to support their vaccination efforts. The toolkit includes resources such as guides, talking points, and more to help promote the importance of immunization. Explore and share the toolkit: https://bit.ly/462Ur9f

Upcoming Webinar: Cardiovascular Outcomes in Post-COVID Conditions. Join the Long COVID & Fatiguing Illness Recovery Pro...
11/01/2023

Upcoming Webinar: Cardiovascular Outcomes in Post-COVID Conditions. Join the Long COVID & Fatiguing Illness Recovery Program on November 9, 2023, from 3-4pm EDT for an ECHO learning session that covers emerging best practices and models of care for post-COVID conditions. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3R0WRB9

Are you a supervisor or manager? Explore the CDC's Understanding and Preventing Burnout Among Public Health Workers trai...
10/31/2023

Are you a supervisor or manager? Explore the CDC's Understanding and Preventing Burnout Among Public Health Workers training and learn about burnout in public health and how to improve staff well-being: https://bit.ly/48QqyLB

For more trainings, visit CDC's Learning Connection: https://bit.ly/3WnYtFS

Planning to attend the American Public Health Association's 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo? Join PHF in Atlanta, GA, Novembe...
10/27/2023

Planning to attend the American Public Health Association's 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo? Join PHF in Atlanta, GA, November 12-15 as we hold discussions and share resources and tools on topics including strengthening the public health workforce and how academic health department partnerships support recruitment and retention. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3tXqIRp

Do you have a passion for public health improvement? The National Network of Public Health Institutes is now seeking wor...
10/25/2023

Do you have a passion for public health improvement? The National Network of Public Health Institutes is now seeking workshop submissions for the 2024 Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT). PHIT has opportunities to connect May 20-21, 2024, in New Orleans, LA and virtually from June 3 -5. Learn more and submit your workshop by November 15th, 2023: https://bit.ly/3rSbEE0

Interested in learning more about health equity? PHF has developed two training plans that build on the Foundations of H...
10/19/2023

Interested in learning more about health equity? PHF has developed two training plans that build on the Foundations of Health Equity Training Plan and further explore related concepts. The training plans include advanced content within each of CDC's Office of Health Equity Domains and Competencies and how to apply health equity to specific public health topics. Explore the training plans in TRAIN today: https://bit.ly/3rYblrr

As we begin day two of the 2023 Public Health Learning Forum and TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting, we want to say w...
10/17/2023

As we begin day two of the 2023 Public Health Learning Forum and TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting, we want to say welcome and thank you for joining us! Let's continue to work together on rebuilding the public health workforce. Connect with us about your time in Richmond, VA, and let us know what you've been enjoying!

October is Health Literacy Month — a time to recognize the importance of making health information easy to understand an...
10/13/2023

October is Health Literacy Month — a time to recognize the importance of making health information easy to understand and the health care system more accessible to navigate. As you create healthcare messaging, utilizing language that helps your community make informed health-related decisions is crucial. Check out Public Health Communications Collaborative's Plain Language for Public Health toolkit to help build your healthcare messaging: https://bit.ly/3PWu3Yf

Webinar archive now available: How Academic Health Department Partnerships Support Recruitment and Retention. In this we...
10/11/2023

Webinar archive now available: How Academic Health Department Partnerships Support Recruitment and Retention. In this webinar, PHF and the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice hosted an interactive discussion on how AHD partnerships are helping health departments recruit and retain staff and have the potential to enhance the capacity of the organizations involved. Learn more and watch the webinar: https://bit.ly/3RUZBAp

If you missed the Expand Your SWOT Analysis to Include Inclusion and Equity: Make it a SWOTIE webinar or would like to r...
10/05/2023

If you missed the Expand Your SWOT Analysis to Include Inclusion and Equity: Make it a SWOTIE webinar or would like to revisit it, the recording and tools discussed are now available! Presenters discussed using a SWOTIE analysis and the SWOTIE Action Prioritization Matrix to help organizations address health equity internally and with the communities they serve. Presenters also took a practical look at how the Detroit Health Department used the SWOTIE methods and tools. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3toREtm

Prepare for respiratory virus season this fall and winter. Learn about the CDC's latest recommendations for influenza, C...
10/02/2023

Prepare for respiratory virus season this fall and winter. Learn about the CDC's latest recommendations for influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines with the Preparing for the Upcoming Respiratory Virus Season course. Free Continuing Education credit is available: https://bit.ly/3EU5xlq

For more trainings, visit the CDC's Learning Connection: https://bit.ly/3WnYtFS

Interested in learning about the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and applications and interventions to address them...
09/29/2023

Interested in learning about the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and applications and interventions to address them? Explore PHF’s updated SDOH Training Plan on the TRAIN Learning Network. This training plan provides an overview of the SDOH, with 18 courses in three key sections: Foundations, Populations and Social Context, and Applications and Key Interventions. Learn more: https://bit.ly/48x6qhC

The Public Health Foundation, in partnership with CDC, developed a three-part instructional video series to help inform ...
09/27/2023

The Public Health Foundation, in partnership with CDC, developed a three-part instructional video series to help inform immunization staff and governmental public health workers about the difference between a vaccine expiration date and a beyond-use date or time. Watch the video series today, and share it with your public health colleagues: https://bit.ly/46jpluj

PHF welcomes the Tennessee Department of Health as the newest member of our TRAIN Learning Network community! Tennessee ...
09/26/2023

PHF welcomes the Tennessee Department of Health as the newest member of our TRAIN Learning Network community! Tennessee becomes the 30th state TRAIN affiliate. View all of our TRAIN Learning Network affiliates and learn how your state can become the 31st affiliate: https://bit.ly/3qNLEJb

Looking to be a part of rebuilding the public health workforce? Join PHF at the 2023 Public Health Learning Forum and TR...
09/22/2023

Looking to be a part of rebuilding the public health workforce? Join PHF at the 2023 Public Health Learning Forum and TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting from October 16-19 in Richmond, VA! Attendees will be able to engage in topics addressing health equity, academic health department partnerships, Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, Racial Justice Competencies, recruitment and retention, and more. Register today: https://bit.ly/3Rz2CGv

Earlier this month, CDC recommended an updated COVID-19 vaccine for everyone six months and older. COVID-19 vaccines are...
09/19/2023

Earlier this month, CDC recommended an updated COVID-19 vaccine for everyone six months and older. COVID-19 vaccines are still available at no cost to most people living in the U.S. through insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. However, some people may not have insurance or the option for a no-cost vaccine. Explore CDC's Bridge Access Program, providing no-cost COVID-19 vaccines to adults without health insurance and adults whose insurance does not cover all COVID-19 vaccine costs: https://bit.ly/4536mTM

Immunization remains the best way to reduce the risk of developing severe COVID-19 complications and hospitalization. Learn more about the updated COVID-19 vaccine recommendations: https://bit.ly/44XLv4c

Join Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on September 26, 2023, at 2pm EDT for a virtual congressional briefing and nation...
09/13/2023

Join Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on September 26, 2023, at 2pm EDT for a virtual congressional briefing and national webinar with public health leaders to discuss findings in TFAH’s recent report, Pain in the Nation 2023: The Epidemics of Alcohol, Drug, and Su***de Deaths. Register today: https://bit.ly/45UIpiL

The webinar will include a panel of public health experts, including Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, President & CEO of Trust for America’s Health; Dr. Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer & Deputy Director for Program and Science at CDC; Dr. Shairi R. Turner, MD, MPH, Chief Health Officer for Crisis Text Line; and Shelby Rowe, MBA, Executive Director of Su***de Prevention Resource Center (SPRC).

As fall is approaching, routine immunizations will be crucial in helping keep you and your community healthy. Explore a ...
09/11/2023

As fall is approaching, routine immunizations will be crucial in helping keep you and your community healthy. Explore a new resource from the Public Health Communications Collaborative to help communicate timely, effective, and consistent information about flu, COVID-19, and RSV vaccines and immunizations. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ZftSMf

M​pox took the world by storm in 2022. The dedication of the public health workforce drastically reduced the number of M...
09/07/2023

M​pox took the world by storm in 2022. The dedication of the public health workforce drastically reduced the number of Mpox cases reported daily while putting in perspective what the public health field needs to continue to serve Mpox patients. Read a new blog post on what PHF's Nakilia Thompson learned as a Mpox Case Investigator in Baltimore City and what crucial tips and resources she gives to all public health professionals: https://bit.ly/3sLoh40

September is National Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis, the body’s toxic and overwhelming response to infection, affects 1...
09/05/2023

September is National Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis, the body’s toxic and overwhelming response to infection, affects 1.7 million people in the U.S. yearly, highlighting the need for accessible resources and training on sepsis. Read a recent guest blog from Sepsis Alliance on the collaboration with the TRAIN Learning Network, offering healthcare professionals high-quality training, tools, and resources on sepsis: https://bit.ly/46JHYIQ

Healthcare Professionals: Drawings, charts, graphs, and other visuals can make complex health information easier to unde...
08/30/2023

Healthcare Professionals: Drawings, charts, graphs, and other visuals can make complex health information easier to understand. Learn how to create effective visuals with the Visualizing Data Stories course: https://bit.ly/3sfmp3i.

For more trainings, visit CDC's Learning Connection: https://bit.ly/3WnYtFS

Upcoming Webinar: Integrative Medicine Post-COVID Conditions Group Approach. Join the Long COVID & Fatiguing Illness Rec...
08/28/2023

Upcoming Webinar: Integrative Medicine Post-COVID Conditions Group Approach. Join the Long COVID & Fatiguing Illness Recovery Program on September 14, 2023, from 12-1pm EDT for an ECHO learning session that covers emerging best practices and models of care for post-COVID conditions. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3R0WRB9

As National Immunization Awareness Month continues, explore the TRAIN Learning Network's Building Awareness of Immunizat...
08/23/2023

As National Immunization Awareness Month continues, explore the TRAIN Learning Network's Building Awareness of Immunization and Vaccines training plan and learn about the crucial role of routine immunizations. Watch the newly added videos on Vaccine Expiration Dates, Beyond-Use Dates or Times, and how vaccine recommendations are made in the US: https://bit.ly/3P8pV8G

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