Generate, Educate, Activate, Respond: Understanding Publications, known as “GEAR UP,” journal discussions are held every third Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. ET for 30 minutes. Articles and podcasts for discussion are selected from the peer-reviewed literature, such as Preventing Chronic Disease and the American Journal of Public Health, and mainstream media like Harvard Business Review. The journal discussions explore best practices pertaining to leadership and management and evidence-based public health, and the application of these practices to public health work. A few past journal discussion topics have focused on building public health workforce skills, improving population health, and managing successful quality improvement projects, for example. Journal Club topics align with the focus of that month’s Chronic Disease Directors Forum Webinar (formerly First Thursday Webinar), wherever possible.
2020 Schedule and Articles
- January 16, 2020 | In Defense of the Word “Joy” and Institute for Healthcare Improvement Framework for Improving Joy in Work
- February 20, 2020 | The Practical Playbook in Action: Improving Health through Cross-Sector Partnerships
- March 19, 2020 | Overcoming a Collective Failure of Imagination – How to Diagnose It and What to Do About It
- April 16, 2020 | How to Keep Your Team Motivated, Remotely
- May 21, 2020 | To Build Strategy, Start With The Future and Leaders, Do You Have a Clear Vision for the Post Crisis Future?
- June 18, 2020 | Inequity: Society’s Most Important Pre-existing Condition
- July 18, 2020 |
- August 13, 2020 |
- September 17, 2020 |
- October 15, 2020 |
- December 17, 2020 |
2019 Schedule and Articles
- January 17, 2019 | WIHI: Five Practical Strategies for Managing Successful Improvement Projects
- February 21, 2019 | Public Health Wins Workforce 2017 Survey Summary
- April 18, 2019 | Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Public Health: Reconciling the Pulls of Practice and the Push of Research
- July 18, 2019 | The Feedback Fallacy
- August 15, 2019 | Health Departments with a Strong Commitment to Health Equity have a More Skilled Workforce and Engage in Higher Quality, More Diverse Collaborations
- September 19, 2019 | Is Yours a Learning Organization?
- October 17, 2019 | How to Collaborative Effectively if Your Team is Remote
- November 19, 2019 (Tuesday) | The Importance of Policy Change for Addressing Public Health Problems
- December 19, 2019 | Application of Geographic Information Systems to Address Chronic Disease Priorities: Experiences in State and Local Health Departments
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