Author name: Heidi Satter

Urban Health Departments in Arizona Establish First-Ever Tribal Liaisons

Arizona’s two largest urban health departments have dedicated public health infrastructure funding to building stronger relationships with area tribal nations.
Maricopa and Pima Counties are two of just a handful of local health departments in the U.S. who have such dedicated positions charged with strengthening intergovernmental relationships to improve health equity.

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Annual PHIG Recipient Reverse Site Visit

CDC Director Champions Data Sharing, Partnership, and Storytelling Amidst Discussions of Progress, Challenges, and Innovation at the 2024 PHIG Reverse Site Visit and DMI Workshop

The first DMI Workshop and second Annual PHIG Recipient Reverse Site Visit convened over 550 attendees in-person and an additional 200 online over the course of 4 days. 105 recipient jurisdictions were represented in person, and the event featured over 120 speakers and panelists, drawing from recipient health departments, technical assistance partners, PHIG national partners, and the CDC. Highlights included special remarks by CDC Director Dr. Mandy Cohen, powerful networking and partnership opportunities, and inspiring displays of progress from recipient health departments.

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How Two Island Health Departments Are Preparing for Successful Public Health Planning

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the Republic of Palau (Palau) are both either updating or developing new public health plans, such as organizational strategic plans, workforce plans, and DMI plans. In January 2024, they took time during a PHIG convening of the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands and in follow-up on-site technical assistance sessions with ASTHO to assess their readiness, sequence their plans, and start organizing their planning efforts.

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Leading by Example Benefits Employees

Leaders’ habits significantly impact their staff. Leading by example with good workplace habits and boundaries can encourage employees to abide by those practices themselves. In this blog, find strategies to address employee well-being, burnout, and retention and learn how PH-HERO, a PHIG-supported program, is focused on enhancing leadership and management skills to positively impact organizational culture.

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PHI’s Virtual Technical Assistance Launch Event Connects Region 9 Health Departments with Partners & Tools Needed to Drive Change

On February 29, 2024, the PHI Center for Health Leadership & Impact (CHLI) hosted Region 9’s first virtual Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG) Technical Assistance Launch in collaboration with the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). The event gathered nearly 70 representatives from health departments and organizations across the region, and was an excellent example of how well-structured virtual convenings can serve as critical tools to build or maintain interagency relationships, share complex information, and foster collaboration. PHI also used this event to launch their Region 9 PHIG Resource Guide, which is available for download on their website – click through to the story to learn more!

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Investing in Public Health Infrastructure: Indiana’s Success Story

In 2023, Indiana lawmakers passed SB 4 and dramatically increased the state’s investment in public health, reimaging how the state delivered core public health services. Learn more about how this law was developed and how it has changed Indiana public health through a conversation with Lindsay Weaver, MD, FACEP, and former Indiana Senator Luke Kenley.

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Harnessing the FPHS to Drive Strategy and Create Shared Language in North Carolina

Having a shared framework and language is crucial when addressing complex public health challenges. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has adopted the Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) framework as a roadmap for building infrastructure, delivering and prioritizing public health services, and implementing the PHIG activities.

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