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Regional Training: Accreditation and Quality Improvement – Peoria and Rockford

IPHI’s Center for Community Capacity Development announces dates for two-day training sessions for local health departments in Illinois.  These trainings will focus on Preparing for Public Health Accreditation (day 1) and Quality Improvement (day 2).   Registration will be available soon atwww.iphionline.org

Day 1: Preparing for Public Health Accreditation
• Steps to Prepare for Accreditation
• Accreditation Coordinator Attributes
• Talking to Leadership about Accreditation
• Selecting, Managing and Preparing Documentation
• Peer to Peer Problem-Solving on Participant Selected PHAB domains

Day 2: Quality Improvement
• Prioritizing Issues for Quality Improvement
• Defining and Differentiating Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Planning (QP) and Quality Assurance (QA)
• The Model for Improvement (PDCA) and the Rapid Cycle improvement process
• Work Flow Analysis Tools
• The Role of Data in QI
• Selecting and Applying Problem Analysis Tools
• Developing a QI Plan

January 9-10, 2013 Chicago, West Chicago and Rockford Region

January 23-24, 2013 Peoria and Rockford Region

January 30-31, 2013 Edwardsville Region

February 13-14, 2013 Champaign Region

March 6-7, 2013 Marion Region

The regional trainings are offered for ease in local health department participant travel. However, a health department may attend a training in any of the regions if the one scheduled closest is not convenient. We encourage health departments to bring a small team to the training, although not required. Please share this Save the Date with those in your health department who would be appropriate or interested in attending. Your team is highly encouraged to register for both training days, although you have the option of only registering for one day: Preparing for Public

Health Accreditation or Quality Improvement. Registration will be available soon. Please mark your calendars to save the dates!

For more information, please visit www.iphionline.org in the near future.

 

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Regional Training: Preparing for Accreditation and Quality Improvement – Chicago, West Chicago and Rockford

IPHI’s Center for Community Capacity Development announces dates for two-day training sessions for local health departments in Illinois.  These trainings will focus on Preparing for Public Health Accreditation (day 1) and Quality Improvement (day 2).   Registration will be available soon atwww.iphionline.org

Regional Training Content

Day 1: Preparing for Public Health Accreditation
• Steps to Prepare for Accreditation
• Accreditation Coordinator Attributes
• Talking to Leadership about Accreditation
• Selecting, Managing and Preparing Documentation
• Peer to Peer Problem-Solving on Participant Selected PHAB domains

Day 2: Quality Improvement
• Prioritizing Issues for Quality Improvement
• Defining and Differentiating Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Planning (QP) and Quality Assurance (QA)
• The Model for Improvement (PDCA) and the Rapid Cycle improvement process
• Work Flow Analysis Tools
• The Role of Data in QI
• Selecting and Applying Problem Analysis Tools
• Developing a QI Plan

January 9-10, 2013 Chicago, West Chicago and

Rockford Region

January 23-24, 2013 Peoria and Rockford Region

January 30-31, 2013 Edwardsville Region

February 13-14, 2013 Champaign Region

March 6-7, 2013 Marion Region

The regional trainings are offered for ease in local health department participant travel. However, a health department may attend a training in any of the regions if the one scheduled closest is not convenient. We encourage health departments to bring a small team to the training, although not required. Please share this Save the Date with those in your health department who would be appropriate or interested in attending. Your team is highly encouraged to register for both training days, although you have the option of only registering for one day: Preparing for Public

Health Accreditation or Quality Improvement. Registration will be available soon. Please mark your calendars to save the dates!

For more information, please visit www.iphionline.org in the near future.

 

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Training Opportunity: Public Health Accreditation for Performance Improvement

Presented by:

Dr. Kaye Bender, President and CEO

Public Health Accreditation Board

Webinar Objectives

 

As a result of participating in this Webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe public health department accreditation and PHAB’s accreditation process.

2. Provide an update on the current status of the national accreditation program.

3. Describe observations and lessons learned by PHAB to date.

4. Provide practical tips for being an organized, successful accreditation applicant.

5. Explore potential challenges with meeting requirements for each of the 12 domains.

 

Click here to view the Webinar flyer.

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Webinar: What Local Coalitions Need to Know About Competitive Foods in Schools

Now, more than ever, schools are becoming the heart of health. Passed in 2010, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires that the USDA issue standards for “competitive foods” sold in schools (i.e., snack foods and beverages served and sold in vending machines, a la carte lines and stores). Although schools are concerned about the financial implications of stricter standards, evidence demonstrates a positive connection between well-implemented, healthy “competitive foods” policies and student behavior and health.

Presenters will share research describing the health and financial impact of “competitive food” policies, define what a quality policy entails, and provide resources to help local coalitions support schools in creating and adopting improved district level policies. Learn how local coalitions can also help strengthen the national standards through monitoring and participating in the USDA rule-making process.

Presenters:        Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

                                Elissa Bassler, CEO, Illinois Public Health Institute

How:                     Click here to register for the webinar

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Healthy Farms, Healthy People

Target Audience: Health and agricultural stakeholders including, but not limited to: farmers; public health and food safety practitioners; food processors, food, nutrition and health entrepreneurs; interested consumers; and advocates for local food systems, farmers markets, urban farming, healthy food access, and farm to school/institution.

Purpose: Healthy Farms, Healthy People is a symposium that explores the intersection of food policy, agriculture, and health. Keynote speakers and plenary sessions will be followed by working roundtables that discuss and generate possible solutions to the challenges of the Illinois food system. The goal of this meeting is the production of a catalytic policy and research agenda that: (1) advances the creation of a local food system and improves public health, (2) lends itself to participatory and transdisciplinary methods and approaches, and (3) is better addressed jointly by health and agricultural stakeholders working together – not by either sector acting alone.

Session Topics will focus on the issues related to the following:

  • Food Access and Food Justice
  • Food Safety on Farms and in Processing
  • Food Production and Supply
  • Legal and Regulatory Barriers to Food Procurement

Registration: Space is limited. CLICK HERE to REGISTER! 

Cost: Early-Bird Cost (before October 1): $30, after October 1, $60.

A locally-sourced, healthy lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Illinois Public Health Institute at (312) 850-4744.

Sponsors:

Illinois Public Health Institute
Illinois Local Food, Farms & Jobs Council
Illinois Stewardship Alliance
Co-Sponsors/Planning Team

Center for Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities
Fresh Taste
Healthy Farms Healthy People
Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity
Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators
Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Farmers Market Association
Illinois Farmers’ Market Task Force
National Farm To School Network
National Network of Public Health Institutes
Northern Illinois University, Center for Governmental Studies
Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Governor’s Rural Affairs Council
Saint Louis University
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