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March 28, 2019 - March 29, 2019

2019 NNPHI Open Forum for Quality Improvement and Innovation in Public Health

The Open Forum, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a place where attendees will learn all about the most interesting and emerging content from their peers around a wide variety of topics in performance improvement and innovation in public health. The content is targeted for Public health practitioners who work in performance improvement, accreditation readiness, or are focusing on innovation in their health departments or their community.

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Attend Sessions Featuring All In Members/Funders

Bringing Innovation To Your Health Department: Using Findings from PHNCI’s Public Health Innovations Grant Program for Replication
Thursday, March 28 from 1:30 – 2:45 pm

PHNCI has funded health departments to implement innovative public health projects designed to improve health outcomes and health equity, among other goals. NORC at the University of Chicago conducted an evaluation to assess grantees’ innovations and the factors that affect the replicability of innovations. This session will share overarching findings from NORC’s evaluation and discuss PHNCI’s definition of public health innovation.

  • Jessica Kronstadt, Public Health Accreditation Board
  • Alexa Siegfried, NORC at the University of Chicago

DuPage County Post-Crisis Response Team
Thursday, March 28 from 4:30 – 5:45 pm 

The DuPage County Post-Crisis Response Team (PCRT) is a collaboration between the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office and Health Department to provide follow-up to individuals who had previously interfaced with the Sheriff’s Office as a result of a mental health crisis. PCRT will visit the individual and/or family and work with them to provide referrals and engage in appropriate mental health treatment.

  • Scott Kaufmann, DuPage County Health Department

Ohio Foundational Public Health Services Costing Tool
Thursday, March 28 from 4:30 – 5:45 pm 

A presentation of the Ohio Costing Tool and the data input required for its use. We will share the process used to develop both the tool and the definitions of Foundational Public Health Services for Ohio. As space and time allow, we will discuss the widespread adoption of the tool within Ohio and the future use of the data collected from it for advocacy and policy change.

  • Susan Tilgner, Ohio Public Health Partnership
  • Krista Wasowski, Medina County Health Department

Universal Community Planning Tool; Community Solutions For Everyone
Friday, March 29 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am

A critical step in improving health in a community is to develop pathways for residents and partner organizations to contribute to the planning decisions that affect them. The Universal Community Planning Tool (UCPT), a digital commons developed by the Garrett County Health Department, provides a platform for continuous community engagement and a framework to collect hyper local data that enables public health to measure the kind of impacts communities are making toward identified community health improvement strategies. Learn more about the UCPT as an open source project from its creators and hear how the initial pilot sites are replicating the tool in their communities.

  • Shelley Argabrite, Garrett County Health Department
  • Jennifer Corder, Garrett County Health Department

The Evolution of Open and Shared Data Platforms to Support Community Health Improvement
Friday, March 29 from 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Successful multi-sector data sharing hubs can leverage existing infrastructure to integrate new resources and adapt to novel use cases. Hear from two community data warehouses that continue to evolve to support community health improvement. Speakers will demo their platforms and facilitate interactive conversation focused on effective practices to engage partners, establish shared indices, and manage shared open data warehouses.

  • Susan Wilger, Southwest Center for Health Innovation
  • Tom Scharmen, New MexicoDepartment of Health
  • Anna Barnes, Illinois Public Health Institute
  • Robert Gradeck, University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Urban and Social Research





March 28, 2019
March 29, 2019


Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
201 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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