Community Health

How Have Other Local Health Departments Positioned Themselves as Community Chief Health Strategists? (Part 1)

We hope you've been following our blog article series on public health as the community chief health strategist. If you read our recent blog article, "What is a Chief Health Strategist," then you may remember that we shared an example of a local health department that was taking on the role of chief health strategist [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Delaware General Health District Newborn Home Visitation Program

Following on from our previous article about Safe Sleeping, we thought we’d take this opportunity to talk about how one Public Health Agency uses Nightingale Notes to help them identify newborns at risk from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and educate parents. Background In 2015, the Delaware General Health District (DGHD) initiated a free of [...]

CDC Safe Sleep for Babies

This is the first of 3 articles about safe sleep for babies best practice, and how Nightingale Notes can help. Although the two may seem completely unrelated, we’ll explain how they are related, and what Nightingale Notes can tell healthcare providers about parents and caregivers of new born babies. The recent CDC Vital Signs Safe [...]

Can I contact my community health clients via text message?

It’s a good question, and one that you’re right to ask. Perhaps you’re thinking that you should take advantage of technology to: Increase the number of people who attend appointments Inform more people about community health programs Target a particular demographic Why message community health clients via text? According to many sources, including Small Biz [...]

Top 10 Nightingale Notes Features

If you’re evaluating different EHR systems for your public health agency and don’t really know what to look for, what’s important to you, and what you need to be aware of, then this guide is for you. In no particular order, here are the top 10 features our clients say are important them, and why [...]

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Nightingale Notes Is Your Partner In Improving Community Health

Nightingale Notes is your partner in improving community health. So, how does a public health EHR help to improve community health? The use of a common Electronic Health Record (EHR), such as Nightingale Notes, with all your clients in it, including their demographic descriptors, presents a wealth of data pooled in one central location. Your [...]

Community Health, Population Health… But where is Public Health?

Article after article has been written about the challenges of Community Health. Very few of these articles disagree that true community health improvement starts upstream of hospitals and clinics and then continues downstream, yet we continually see hospitals and clinics charged with assessing the community's health. Even the Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to [...]