Submit an Abstract Today: Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT) this June

Join us for the Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT): Advancing Performance in Agencies, Systems & Communities on June 13-14, 2017. 

 When do I need to submit my abstract by? 

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2017 by 11:00 PM PT. Abstracts will not be accepted after the deadline.
  • Find more details about abstract submission here.
  • Selection Announcement: All submission users will be notified of the selected abstracts by early March 2017


Take part in the PHIT experience with sessions focused on this year's theme, "Adapting, Innovating, Succeeding" reflecting not only on challenges but the opportunities ahead. PHIT will offer a variety of hands-on training workshops and networking opportunities to take action in public health performance improvement topics such as:                                                                                                                                                      

  • Performance management 
  • Quality improvement Change management
  • National voluntary accreditation and re-accreditation
  • Health assessment and improvement planning
  • Workforce development 
  • Partnerships

 PHIT attendees have the opportunity to network and participate in a variety of interactive learning and skill-building sessions designed for different experience levels. 

 Why participate in PHIT?

  • Performance improvement is everyone’s job
  • Strengthen your skills at PHIT
  • Network and share with experienced practitioners and resource providers
  • Select from a diverse collection of interactive workshops designed for varied experience levels
  • Harness insight into relationships between various public health improvement initiatives and tools, including accreditation, and health improvement planning frameworks
  • Exchange valuable tips at this premier networking event
  • Gain practical tools, templates, resources and peer contacts to support you to take action

Who would benefit most from participating?                           

  • The following representatives will receive priority registration: State, tribal, local or territorial health departments
  • Tribal health organizations
  • Accreditation Support Initiative Sites (ASI) supported by ASTHO, NACCHO, or NIHB.
  • Current or potential accreditation, quality improvement, and community health improvement coordinators/ facilitators
  • Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant recipients working on infrastructure objectives
  • Public health institutes, public health training centers, state associations, public health association affiliates, or other partners to health departments 

Who plans PHIT?
PHIT is produced by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PHIT Planning Committee includes representatives from these national partner organizations:

·         American Public Health Association (APHA)  

·         Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

·         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)  

·         National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

·         National Indian Health Board (NIHB)

·         National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)

·         Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) 

·         Public Health Foundation (PHF)




Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017          


Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110