New E-Book: The PHAB Five – Five Keys for Tackling PHAB Accreditation

Simplify Your Path to PHAB Accreditation You’re the lead on achieving PHAB accreditation for your agency or department.  Congratulations!  And, after you’ve pulled up the 261-page PHAB Standards & Measures (with 32 standards and many more measures), condolences!  Where to start?  We suggest taking a look at the PHAB tagline: “Advancing Public Health Performance.” They’re not kidding.  Organize [...]

2018-06-28T11:37:13+00:00 By |Categories: accreditation, Health, Resources, Whitepapers|0 Comments

New E-Book: The 6 Components of an Effective Community Health Improvement Plan

Is Your CHIP Designed for Impact? While Community/Neighborhood/State/Tribal Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) are great tools for outlining and communicating strategies to important stakeholders, how can we be sure our efforts will achieve measurable impact? The guidelines provided in this new (and free!) e-book, The 6 Components of an Effective CHIP, will help you write a simpler, [...]

Starting the Community Health Improvement Planning Process: 10 Simple Steps

Creating an effective CHIP is all about being a great “health detective”, digging deep into root causes, creating appropriate strategies with a reasoned chance of improving things, and getting serious about continuous improvement. By following the recommended steps below, we’ll help you get on the fast track to measurable health improvements. Some of these [...]

Your Data Deserves a Home! – The Value of Using an Online Scorecard

If you work in the public sector, your organization is probably engaging in some level of performance measurement. Good metrics help you gauge whether your services are performing efficiently and having the desired impact in the community. Performance metrics are great! But they’re not doing their job if they’re hard to organize, find, analyze, [...]

Criteria for Selecting an e-CHIP Software

Digital Community Health Improvement Plans or “e-CHIPs” are much more effective than paper-based CHIPs. Software systems are easier to update than large documents, so e-CHIP data is more timely and accessible. Online software systems are also easier to navigate than paper-based documents, making e-CHIPs easier to share with stakeholders, partners, and the public. These [...]

Should You Create Your e-CHIP with Clear Impact Scorecard?

A growing number of health departments around the United States have streamlined and simplified their approach to public health planning by digitizing their CHIPs with the Clear Impact Scorecard. Some, like the Vermont Department of Health, use the Scorecard to streamline all their public health planning, including Community Health Assessments, CHIPs, Quality Improvement Plans, [...]

Sailing to Good Health with the Vermont e-SHIP (Case Study)

Leading the Fleet - One of the Healthiest States in the Nation Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the healthiest (and sometimes happiest) states in the Nation. In 2017, Vermont tied with South Dakota for the top spot in the Gallup-Sharecare 2017 State of American Well-Being Rankings, with high scores for physical health, social [...]

Results-Based Accountability and Outcomes-Based Evaluation: Same Thing? (Guest Post)

This guest post was re-published here with permission from the author (more info below). You can read it in its original form here on the National Institutes of Health, National Network of Libraries of Medicine website. We are currently working with performance measures and indicators in assessing the programs of the NNLM (National Network of Libraries of [...]

2018-07-11T14:15:29+00:00 By |Categories: RBA Implementation, RBA in Action|0 Comments

What is The Best Performance Management System for PHAB Accreditation?

Implementing a performance management system isn’t just a good idea – it’s a PHAB requirement. So, one of the first things you should do when seeking PHAB Accreditation is set up a system to store, organize, and analyze your data. There are, however, a lot of performance management software systems out there. You may [...]

How to Create Effective Strategies for Improving Community Health Outcomes

5 Steps to "Turn the Curve" on Community Health  An effective Community Health Improvement strategy is one that: Reflects qualitative and quantitative community health data Focuses resources on creating improvements with high leverage Involves participation of diverse partners and industries Focuses on creating equitable outcomes Once you’ve decided how you're going to measure progress [...]