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Posted by: | Posted on: January 15, 2014

News You Can Use- January 2014

As we begin the New Year, you look back and reflect on the all of the amazing things your organization has accomplished. You have numbers and stories and many lives changed. You know this, but how do you share it with your community, especially when you have no budget? CBISA helps you collect the data, but what do you do with it after that?

Well, I hope Lyon’s “News You Can Use” can help.  I have scoured the internet looking for free or close to it, tools you can use to put together amazing publications or websites.  Every quarter I will review at least three resources that will help you edit images, make charts, infographs, newsletters or even to make a great website. Get your story out there and show the world how your organization works everyday to better your community. Read More …

Posted by: | Posted on: January 3, 2014

CDC Literature Review of Existing Assessment Resources

CDC Report: Community Health Assessment for Population Health Improvement: Resource of Frequently Recommended Health Outcomes and Determinants

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control presents the results of a systematic literature review of existing assessment resources: 42 frequently recommended metrics for use in Community Health Needs Assessments, complete with hyperlinks to existing indicator data sources. It is “meant to be a time-saving resource for identifying and analyzing data for community health assessments.” This resource also includes an excellent, accessible overview of the evolution and history of community health assessments. It would be an ideal resource to provide for anyone who is looking to gain a high-level understanding of CHNA’s, in addition to serving as a great refresher for professionals with any level of CHNA expertise.

-Lizzie Friedman, MPH, CHNA Specialist & CBISA Trainer

Posted by: | Posted on: October 7, 2013

A Note From Trina: 2013 Stars of the Field, AHA Awards

I joined Lyon Software in February 2006 and since that time I have had the privilege of meeting some of the brightest minds and most compassionate, caring people in the world of community benefit.  I was once again reminded of the commitment of many not-for-profit hospitals to serving the needs of their communities while reading the August, 2013 issue of H & HN.  The hospitals who received the AHA awards not only rise to the top by providing excellent medical care, but by constantly looking “upstream” and implementing innovative programs to keep people healthy.  Read More …

Posted by: | Posted on: September 20, 2013

Call for Nominations: Improving Community Health through Successful Partnerships

Nominate an operational model that is well-established and demonstrates characteristics of successful partnerships. Models of Collaboration Involving Hospitals, Public Health Departments and Others: Improving Community Health through Successful Partnerships will identify, compare and contrast models of collaboration to improve community health and determine the key lessons learned from those experiences. The objectives of this study are: Read More …