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Why Should Your Health Department Fill the Chief Health Strategist Role?

If you've read our article, "What is a Chief Health Strategist?" then you may be wondering why your health department should fill the role of the chief health strategist for your community. The US Department of Health & Human Services has issued a challenge to public health workers, “Public health leaders should embrace the role [...]

What is a Chief Health Strategist?

Perhaps you’ve been surrounded lately by discussions about Healthy People 2020 or Public Health 3.0 and how your health department can achieve it.  Public health practice is being enhanced and broadened as pioneering local public health departments shift focus to address social determinants of health (or upstream determinants of health) and collaboration across non-traditional sectors, [...]

10 Basic Things You Need to Know About Public Health 3.0

If you're interested in learning a bit more about Public Health 3.0, you're not alone. While there are many health departments across the country already implementing the goals of Public Health 3.0, there are still many health departments who are unsure where to begin or may have never even heard the term. This article will [...]

By |2019-03-01T17:32:37-06:00August 24th, 2018|Blog Expert, Health Equity, Public Health 3.0|0 Comments

Addressing Root Causes: Trauma-Informed Practice (Part 2)

How to Employ Trauma-Informed Practice In Part 1 of this article, I shared about a webinar I attended on trauma-informed practice, hosted by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice out of the University of Washington titled, "Trauma-Informed Practice - A Rural Perspective". The presenter was Karolyn Holden, BSN, RN, Director of Grays Harbor County [...]

Addressing Root Causes: Trauma-Informed Practice (Part 1)

Our blog article entitled, "Public Health 3.0 or Public Health Modernization: What is it and What Does it Mean? (Part 2)" touched on ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences, and how public health departments can strategically head off poor health outcomes by addressing the root cause (such as addressing ACEs) early on. In March, I had [...]

Public Health 3.0 or Public Health Modernization: What is It and Why Does it Matter (Part 2 of 2)

Part 1 of this article introduced our interview with David W. Pluymers, Assistant Director of Rock County Health Department in Wisconsin. We asked David to expand on his presentation at the February 2018 Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB) Operations Conference and talk to us about Public Health Modernization and Public Health [...]

By |2018-08-08T12:33:14-05:00August 14th, 2018|Conference, Interview, Public Health 3.0|0 Comments

Public Health 3.0 or Public Health Modernization: What is It and Why Does it Matter (Part 1 of 2)

We recently attended the February Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards Operations Conference. The conference centered around the idea of public health modernization, and featured a keynote address by Rex D. Archer, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Kansas City, Missouri entitled, “The Future of Public Health: Strengthening Your Role as Your Community’s Chief Health Strategist.” [...]

By |2018-08-08T12:16:56-05:00August 9th, 2018|Conference, Interview, Public Health 3.0|0 Comments

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Upstream Intervention through Data Exchange

Quick Facts About the Opioid Crisis: In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the US 40% of those deaths involved a prescription opioid More than 46 people die each day from prescription opioid overdoses $504 billion was spent in 2015 to contain the crises (2.8% of 2015's GDP) We are indeed [...]

Delaware General Health District’s Newborn Home Visit Project: Improving Safe Sleep in the Community

Following our previous two articles about Safe Sleeping and the DGHD Home Infant Visitation Program, we wanted to follow up with the results of their project as reported to us by Joyce Richmond, RN, BS who was the Nursing Director for Delaware General Health District in 2015 when the study was completed. How was the program [...]

Draft Interpretive Guidelines for HHAs: How to Appropriately Address Fraud & Abuse

The following article is republished with permission from Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.. Elizabeth is an attorney in private practice with clients from across the healthcare continuum, all over the country. She is a subject matter expert on future healthcare trends and regularly publishes articles, like the one below, which are well regarded in the healthcare [...]

By |2018-04-04T15:17:48-05:00April 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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