Enjoy Bike Month Safely: Bicycling Safety Considerations To Keep in Mind from Recent Injury Prevention Research

Enjoy Bike Month Safely: Bicycling Safety Considerations To Keep in Mind from Recent Injury Prevention Research Bicycling is an enjoyable form of physical activity for many people. Most people (89.8%) in a recent survey have ridden a bicycle at one point in their life.1 People ride bicycles for a variety of different reasons. A recent […]

Community Driven Population Health Improvement Efforts with Health Equity & Cultural Competence: Healthy Food Programs in Sitka, Alaska

Community driven population health improvement efforts that include a health equity lens as well as cultural competence in their programs and initiative work to address population health issues. Through a community driven, collaborative approach, essential stakeholders as well individual citizens provide valuable insight, data, research, ideas for ways to address the population health issues, funding, […]

Systems and Software for Six Sigma Projects: Review of SixSigma Guide Software

Six Sigma is a quality improvement methodology that organizations in many different fields utilize to improve their organization’s processes and performance. A systematic way for keeping track of Six Sigma projects is essential to being able to effectively use Six Sigma to improve the processes and performance of the organization. It is also important that […]

Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Accredited State and Local Health Departments

Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Accreditation is a set of nationally recognized standards in the U.S. that are intended to improve the quality and performance of all public health departments, whether they are Tribal, state, local, or territorial health departments. As of this past August 2017, over half (51%) of state health departments are PHAB […]

Ways to Include Environmental Health Data When Assessing Community Health–Using the Environmental Profile of a Community’s Health (EPOCH) Instrument

The Environmental Profile of a Community’s Health (EPOCH) One way in which to conduct a study specific to the community is by using the Environmental Profile of a Community’s Health (EPOCH), a measurement tool designed for collecting data on environmental factors that are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. EPOCH measures both objective factors […]