Northern California’s SOPHE is committed to the professional development and advancement of public health professionals, via networking and enrichment opportunities that contribute towards th..
Provide and facilitate open lines of communication so that current public health trends can be shared thru an extensive network of resources that will encompass a global perspective. Unite ed..
Healthy lives through knowledge, involvement, education, promotion and practice. Demonstrating integrity, accountability and transparency amongst the membership while embracing diversity, promotin..
Provide monthly trainings, professional development activities and social support events to health educators within Northern California. Highlight groundbreaking work being conducted by colleagues..
Aug 28, 2016
2016 ANNUAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY YOU’RE NEEDED THIS SEPTEMBER Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest volunteer effort for the ocean. Every year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers remove millions of pounds of trash from beaches across the globe. Here along California’s Central Coast, Save Our Shores is responsible for leading over 80 beach, river, and inland cleanup sites—stretching 85 miles of coastline from Waddell Creek Beach in Northern Santa Cruz County to Los Padres National Forest in Southern Monterey County. The success of our local cleanups are determined by you! The more hands we have helping, the more pollution we can prevent from entering our beautiful ocean and endangering marine wildlife. Last year, our community of 3,220 volunteers managed to remove 8.2 tons of pollution from beaches, rivers, and inland cleanup sites. That’s equivalent to 26 adult male sea lions! http://saveourshores.org/acc/ ..Read More
Aug 28, 2016
From Altarum Institute: To Improve Medicaid, Measure Everywhere Thursday, August 25, 2016 Margaret A. Murray (http://altarum.org/staff/margaret-a-murray) Alan Lederman (http://altarum.org/staff/alan-lederman) “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” So said W. Edwards Deming, a management consultant widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in quality management of the 20th century. One would think that in the data-driven 21st century, we’d have come a long way in applying that dictum to health care. To some degree, we have—Medicaid and CHIP programs that contract with managed care entities include provisions around quality measurement and reporting in state contracts and make use of the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set. This reporting serves as the foundation of targeted quality improvement projects in states and helps inform consumer choice through products such as the state-published report cards and a ..Read More
Aug 28, 2016
Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R01) PA-16-146 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-146.html ..Read More