Quality Improvement

The Iowa Department of Public Health Uses Quality Improvement Tools to Improve Programs

June 20, 2017|6:24 a.m.| Leah Silva

Health agencies regularly engage in quality improvement (QI) activities by using QI tools and methodologies to improve processes and make programs and operations more efficient. Read More »

Public Health Accreditation Board President and CEO Kaye Bender Discusses Performance Management and Quality Improvement

March 15, 2017|2:20 p.m.| Leah Silva

In September 2011, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) launched the national public health department accreditation process for state, local, and tribal health departments. Accreditation helps state health agencies identify opportunities to deliver more effective and efficient public health services. Read More »

Integration in Action: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Advances Healthy Connections

March 08, 2017|12:20 p.m.| Anna Bartels

Idaho’s Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan promotes health system transformation through primary care-public health integration efforts. Read More »

Leading Health Systems Change—Perspectives from Federal, State, and Territorial Officials

September 26, 2016|9:47 a.m.| Emily Moore

The final session of ASTHO’s Annual Meeting last week (Sept. 21-22) focused on “leading health systems change” and featured a panel representing leaders at the federal, state, local, and territorial levels. Read More »

Newly-Released County Health Rankings Compare Healthiest Counties

March 25, 2015|5:27 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The 2015 County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, find the healthiest counties within states have higher college attendance, fewer preventable hospital stays, fewer sexually transmitted infections, and better access to parks and gyms. Read More »

Maine Uses ASTHO’s Return on Investment Tool to Reduce State Expenses

March 18, 2015|2:47 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Seeking new ways to reduce staff travel time and expenses, The Maine Department of Health and Human Services applied ASTHO’s new ROI tool prospectively to build a business case that would reduce state expenses. Read More »