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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


Denver Public Health Grand Rounds: Achieving Health Equity to Eliminate Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is the leading infectious disease killer globally; however, it is also preventable and can be stopped by addressing healthcare inequities.

Please join Denver Public Health and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to unite to end TB in support of World TB Day (March 24). Dr. Michelle Haas will discuss how to eliminate the burden of TB by creating a framework to address health disparities in our community.  

Event Details

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • 7:30-8 am, continental breakfast and networking
  • 8-9 am, lecture and discussion
  • Rita Bass Trauma & EMS Institute Auditorium: 190 W 6th Ave, Denver CO, 80204

Space is limited. Register online today to reserve your seat. Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues and partners.

Education Credits: This program has been approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours at successful completion of the event evaluation. 

Hope to see you there, 
Denver Public Health & 
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

[email protected]


A Warm Welcome To New CPHA Members

Please welcome Erin Huck, a brand new student member of CPHA this week. Erin, we're happy to have you! 


CPHA Legislative Team At Frontline Issues Update 

CPHA's legislative team at Frontline Public Affairs has issued a members-only report, including one on an update on the lieutenant governor's health-care package as another on a project underway to examine the Affordable Care Act in Colorado and its potential replacements. 

Members: Read the update (password required)

Not yet a member? Join us


Members: Get The Inside Scoop!

CPHA's new website also has online discussion "circles." Join any circle that's appropriate! A password is required. Not a member? (Join here).

Public Health Consultants

Running your own consulting firm, working as an independent public health consultant, have past experience or just thinking about going out on your own? Want to engage with consultants? Join this circle and share your experience, advice and questions!

Past Presidents Club

A forum for any of the CPHA Past Presidents to connect and exchange information, including providing input on Association policies and activities. Past Presidents, please join!


The Student Committee, currently headed by two elected Co-Directors, maintains linkages to public health training programs in Colorado, represents the interests of students studying in public health fields and promotes Student Membership in the Association.


The committee develops and implements a Membership plan that includes recruitment and retention of Members in the Association. The committee shall also engage in organizational development activities such as press and public relations.

Public Health Policy

CPHA's Public Health Policy Committee is chaired by elected Public Health Policy Board Director, who initiates the policy and legislative activities of the Association.

Professional Education

The main objective of CPHA’s professional education efforts is to lead the execution of the annual Public Health in the Rockies (PHiR) Conference each year.


CPHA Communications Committee works on increasing CPHA’s visibility amount internal and external audience, as well as promote networking and dialogue among members.

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