Chief Health Strategist

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, [...]

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 [...]