While its easy to see that Public Health needs to move toward Quality Improvement, Accreditation and Performance Management; let's face it--many public health employees dread this type of talk. They have been serving clients and patients for years and they enjoy the relational and service aspects of their jobs. These trends in public health are viewed as managerial and "for administrators"; yet we all know they are most successful if everyone is involved. So Im looking for creative ways to engage staff----including those near retirement.
Here is one example I thought of to get the ball rolling......having an agency "Data Diva" award to encourage the use of data in decision making/launching QI projects.