Performance Management and Quality Improvement
Have You Heard? Facts From The Field is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to provide CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.
July 3, 2014
- Northampton, MA, the nation’s first 5-STAR Community, has successfully developed and implemented a wide range of sustainable practices, such as improving the health and safety of its residents.
- In Evanston, IL, a 4-STAR Community, 98% of households are within a half-mile of a park or green space.
- Over the last three years, the 4-STAR Community of Austin, TX, has increased the ability of low-income families to access low-cost, healthful food.
June 23, 2014
- The National Board of Public Health Examiners and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health are asking all public health workers to participate in an important public health job task analysis survey, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- According to an article in Governing.com, after suffering deep cuts during the recession, public health officials are rethinking how to fund essential services.
- The National Association of County and City Health Officials has released the 2014 Forces of Change survey, which contains new findings on the forces effecting change in our nation's local health departments.
July 12, 2013
The Georgia Health Policy Center and the National Network of Public Health Institutes have released a new tutorial and planning tool to help public health organizations strategically plan for changes driven by the Affordable Care Act.
February 13, 2013
The Illinois Hospital Report Card helps consumers
- Find out about the quality of care provided in health-care facilities across their state
- Access information about quality and safety, patient satisfaction, nurse staffing, and utilization and costs of services in hospitals and surgery centers
September 26, 2012
- Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a voluntary certification program for businesses, college campuses, communities, restaurants, and schools encouraging healthy behaviors and policies.
- Communities and organizations can apply for three levels of certification: basic, merit, and excellence.
- Certified communities are also eligible to apply for incentive grants to enhance community wellness policies and activities.
- More than 480 applicants received certification last year.