274933 Strengthening the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Lee Thielen, MPA , National Network of Public Health Institutes, Fort Collins, CO
Julia Heany, PhD , Center for Healthy Communities, Michigan Public Health Institute, Okemos, MI
Jessie Jones, MPA , Center for Healthy Communities, Michigan Public Health Institute, Okemos, MI
The Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement (COPPHI) a national initiative managed by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) with funding and support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), facilitates the exchange of promising practices and builds capacity among the nation's public health departments to conduct quality improvement (QI). NNPHI and its member public health institutes continue to provide integral support to the developing field of QI in public health.

In this session, the presenters will describe the work of the COPPHI program, including lessons being learned from the implementation of 60 QI projects by health departments across the country, and highlight the work of one NNPHI member the Michigan Public Health Institute to support QI as well as community health improvement. Information about the most recent QI Guide for public health practitioners will be provided, and audience participants will learn about the different ways to get connected to this growing Community of Practice.

Learning Areas:
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement. Explain the different mechanisms to join/participate in the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement. Describe the latest guide for QI in public health and learn where to access this free resource.

Keywords: Quality Improvement, Accreditation

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I provide leadership to the program being described.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.