Peer Assessment Program Assists Health Departments in Modernizing Agencies’ Infrastructure

  • Peer Assessment Program Assists Health Departments in Modernizing Agencies’ Infrastructure

    The Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG) features foundational capabilities as one of its three core strategy areas. Health department staff funded by PHIG and otherwise are embarking on administrative and organizational improvements in the areas of hiring timeliness, organizational culture, communications, procurement and contracting improvements, and workforce development. These topic areas are fundamental functions of […]

  • Towards Equitable Program Evaluation: Lessons from NNPHI’s Vaccine Equity Project

    The development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines marked a pivotal moment in the US’s fight against the pandemic. As states rushed to secure vaccines for their populations, the issue of vaccine equity quickly emerged as a critical concern. Vaccine equity refers to the fair and equitable distribution of vaccines to all people. COVID-19 disproportionately affected […]

  • Practical Tools for Advancing Equity

    Equity work is crucial for ensuring everyone can reach their full health potential, especially for groups who have been the most excluded and unrepresented. However, many public health professionals have been unsure how to implement practical practices in day-to-day work. In 2014, 2017, and 2021, the de Beaumont Foundation and the Association of State and […]

  • Data-Driven Strategies for Addressing Health Inequities: A Deep Dive into Mississippi Delta’s Heart

    Dr. Sai Kurmana shared his data-driven approach to addressing health inequalities in the Mississippi Delta in this breakout session at NNPHI’s Open Forum Next Generation conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Epidemiologist by training, Dr. Kurmana focusses on non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, strokes, and cancers. He is currently the Director for Health Surveillance and […]

  • Belonging In The Workplace

    On average, Americans spend about a third of their lives at work. For some, that means one-third of your day and life you feel out of place and try to keep up a facade of who you think you should be. A recent Better Up study found that when employees feel a sense of belonging, […]

  • Training and Supporting Healthcare Leadership During the COVID Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic brought extraordinary new challenges to all levels of the health workforce. For healthcare leaders, challenges related to staffing shortages, budget cuts, masking and vaccine mandates, and “the great resignation” from public health has significantly increased daily stress. Compounding these issues, conceptual myths that those in leadership positions have roles that protect them […]

  • What You Value is What You Budget

    The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) recently finished a pilot course strengthening the connection between local health department finance and program staff through an interactive strategic skills training known as Strategic Scholars. The program follows a national model developed and implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National […]

  • Leading the Way by Building a Culture of Accessibility in Public Health Organizations

    Kiara was only four months into her new role as the Region 2 Department of Health emergency preparedness coordinator. She was attending a large region-wide in-person meeting—the first in-person gathering in over two years. Driving to the meeting, she thought how nervous she would be around so many colleagues she didn’t know yet. The meeting […]

  • Growing and Strengthening the Public Health workforce in Indian Country through a Leadership Program

    The Indigenous Public Health Leaders (IPHL) program recently launched by the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) is truly the first of its kind. The program, which is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the US Department of Health and Human Services, as part of the Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802: […]

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