Looking Ahead – Maintaining PHAB Public Health Accreditation with Clear Impact Scorecard

Applying for PHAB national public health accreditation and re-accreditation are similar processes, but the goal of each is different. Accreditation focuses on developing the capacities needed to provide the ten essential public health services, whereas re-accreditation focuses on using those capacities to improve departmental performance and community health. Use of performance management software, like [...]

2018-11-14T11:11:58+00:00By |Categories: Health, PHAB Accreditation|0 Comments

City on the Line – New Book Chronicles Baltimore’s Massive Budget Transformation in the Name of Outcomes

We're excited to share with you a new book by our colleague and former Baltimore budget director, Andrew Kleine. The book is titled City on the Line: How Baltimore Transformed its Budget to Beat the Great Recession and Deliver Outcomes. You can purchase it now on Amazon. Baltimore has received national recognition for inventing CitiStat—an office that uses [...]

2018-11-09T11:49:58+00:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

New e-Book: e-CHIPs Do it Better – 4 Reasons to Automate Your Community Health Assessments and Improvement Plans

Automate for Greater Impact It’s time to rethink our approach to the traditional CHA/CHIP. It’s time to automate!  By automating these plans, you will engage in better decision making, improve communication, increase transparency and accountability, and simplify the entire planning process. The following e-book will outline 4 important benefits of automating your CHA or [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

How to Conduct a Better Community Health Needs Assessment

There are many reasons an organization or government agency would want to conduct a Community (or State) Health Needs Assessment. Non-profit hospitals are legally required to conduct CHNAs under the Affordable Care Act. The Public Health Accreditation Board requires that CHNAs be conducted in order for health departments to become accredited. All public health organizations [...]

Watch Now – Creating Your Accountability Blueprint – Your First Step Toward PHAB Accreditation

Are you seeking PHAB Accreditation? You can simplify your path toward accreditation and ensure you maintain it by implementing a clear accountability framework. Watch our free recorded webinar - Creating Your Accountability Blueprint: Your First Step Toward PHAB Accreditation - this October to learn more. Watch Webinar Description: Seeking PHAB accreditation without a [...]

New E-Book: The Accountability Blueprint – Your First Step Toward PHAB Accreditation

Set the Foundation for PHAB Accreditation Seeking PHAB accreditation without a clear accountability framework is like building an engine without a blueprint. This E-book contains a simple framework – an accountability blueprint – you can implement in 4 simple steps to guide your population health work and performance management: Separate population accountability from performance accountability [...]

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, making e-CHIP data more timely and accessible. Online software systems are also easier to navigate, making e-CHIPs easier to share with stakeholders, partners, and the public. These benefits can help lead [...]

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, [...]

CASE STUDY: Sailing to Good Health with the Vermont e-SHIP

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+00:00By |Categories: RBA Implementation, RBA in Action|0 Comments