Domain 3: Inform and educate about public health issues and functions

DCHS
Completed
Impact Statement:
Deschutes County Health Services (DCHS) in Central Oregon is now able to provide more efficient preventive strategies for the county through creating and implementing an online process for reporting foodborne illness, restaurant complaints, hotel and motel complaints, pool and spa complaints, and...
ECDHD
Completed
Impact Statement:
An example of bridging health and health care in rural Nebraska: In order to improve critical health outcomes of “hard to reach” patients with diabetes and high blood pressure, a local health department and a community health center partnered to use the PDSA model and best practices to provide...
Jefferson County Public Health Service
Completed
Impact Statement:
Responding to case reports of Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne infection in North America represented a very large time burden for a local health department in northwest New York state. The department used QI tools to decrease the number of steps and amount of time to respond to case...
WCHD
Completed
Impact Statement:
Tuberculosis is difficult to eradicate, it can have devastating health impacts, and one active TB case can result in budget-breaking expenses for small-to-medium local health jurisdictions. A local health department in Washington state implemented a quality planning and quality improvement project...
FCP Health & Wellness Center Community Health Department
Completed
Impact Statement:
The tribal health department used QI to increase the number of parents using car child seats correctly from 30 to 65% using new dramatic visual presentations and enhanced car safety seat installation demonstrations. This will save children’s lives and reduce auto related injuries.
MMS CHS
Completed
Impact Statement:
This QI project used many QI tools to identify and design improvement actions to increase the redemption of food vouchers by WIC clients. While this project did not achieve the improvement target, , the development and application of tools could be helpful to other community health programs seeking...
Green Lake County Deptartment of Health and Human Services
Completed
Impact Statement:
A local health department in rural Wisconsin was missing opportunities to immunize a significant number of teenagers who would potentially benefit from mandated or optional vaccines. They implemented an improvement project to standardize the process and educate staff in order to decrease missed...
Wicomico County Health Department
Completed
Impact Statement:
Wicomico County had a salmonella infection rate twice as high as the state average. Their QI project found that by focusing on reducing critical violations in retail food service facilities through increasing its outreach and education services to those facilities, the Wicomico County Health...
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Completed
Impact Statement:
To improve the reach of chronic disease management in Nebraska, an evidence-based chronic disease self-management program, Living Well, was implemented using awareness and communication techniques in Lancaster and Buffalo counties to improve participants' ability to manage their health...
KCPHD
Completed
Impact Statement:
Kittitas County Health Department improved their process for Alcohol Drug Dependency Service (ADDS) clients to follow through with Hepatitis C testing so that treatment would be received earlier and the spread of the disease reduced.
Barron County Department of Health and Human Services
Completed
Impact Statement:
A local health department noted a high rate of early post-partum unintended pregnancies among women in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, and used QI to identify three interventions to reduce the rate.
DPH
Completed
Impact Statement:
Denver Health used rapid cycle improvement to implement a brief tobacco cessation intervention (2As &R) in a high risk urban family planning and sexual health clinic. The intervention was enhanced by modifications to the electronic medical record system. They plan to spread this intervention...
Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department
Completed
Impact Statement:
This northern Kentucky health department wanted to increase the percentage of properly licensed mobile food vendors to correct unsafe food handling and prevent foodborne illness related to mobile food vendors such as food trucks. With the large light-industry and numerous warehouses located...
ZMCHD
Completed
Impact Statement:
By engaging health department staff across all divisions in the process of developing proactive media messages based on local health needs and priorities, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department was able to improve its provision of timely, needed public health information to the community.
Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments
Completed
Impact Statement:
The public health community has lagged in using digital communications to make its presence and services delivered known to the general public. Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments found that creating a better experience and better information for website visitors was better...
ACHD
Completed
Impact Statement:
The Allegan County Health Department used QI to increase of the percent of department programs that perform client satisfaction surveys from 33 to 81%. As a result valuable feedback from clients is enabling the department to provide services and programs that better meet the needs of its community.
Allegan County Health Department
Completed
Impact Statement:
The local health department improved how they got customer satisfaction information from clients at their sexually transmitted disease clinics, enabling them to use the feedback to increase client satisfaction, improve program efficiency and provide culturally-appropriate services.
SRHD
Completed
Impact Statement:
A local health department in Washington state used QI to increase the percent of department staff who engage in physical activity as part of a worksite wellness program, learning that variety and support are critical for wellness activities to succeed.
SRHD
Completed
Impact Statement:
SRHD reduced the number of water recreation facilities with violations that required re-inspection, resulting in better efficiency and reduced risk of illness and injury among community members.
Florence County Health Department
Completed
Impact Statement:
By giving women improved information on the prenatal care program and the WIC program, this collaborative increased entry into prenatal care and participation in WIC, thus promoting healthy birth outcomes in the community and synergy between the two programs.
Lower 8 of Southeast Kansas Regional Preparedness Group
Completed
Impact Statement:
Access to prenatal care contributes to successful birth outcomes. A Kansas health department found that patients had challenges completing the application process for the Medicaid Children’s Health Insurance Program. By conducting patient education and assistance with the application, the health...
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Completed
Impact Statement:
Reducing childhood obesity is a priority for the Oklahoma State Health Department. Staff recognized that children returning for a second year in the afterschool CATCH Kids Club would need a new curriculum and activities to keep them engaged. The Department used QI to design new components and...
Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department
Completed
Impact Statement:
An urban local health department found that 35% of mid-level staff did not know who to contact for questions about new department programs and services. This workforce development QI project led to development of a common resource packet that enabled staff to respond more quickly and effectively...
Green River District Health Department
Completed
Impact Statement:
The health department discovered that most of its employees were unaware of the many of the Department’s media activities for outreach and education. The department made several changes to increase employee awareness of current and new media efforts and achieved a major improvement on all three of...
Comanche County Health Department
Completed
Impact Statement:
The county health department used a QI planning approach to improve their planning processes for community meetings resulting in the community becoming more involved in improving its own health.
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Completed
Impact Statement:
To address the high percentage of Oklahoma’s youth who were overweight or obese, the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) after-school program improved their ability to achieve parental involvement and encouragement of at-home physical fitness and nutrition activities by adding fun...
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