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1 No Time Like the Present: Preparing for (INSERT YOUR LHDs NAME) for National Accreditation

2 Todays Objectives Define accreditation Understand the accreditation process Share resources for more information Learn how (INSERT LHD NAME) will prepare for accreditation Discuss next steps for (INSERT LHD NAME)

3 Accreditation is a status that provides public notification that an institution, agency, or program meets standards of quality set forth by an accrediting agency. American Psychological Association definition of accreditation Overview of Accreditation

4 Public Health Accreditation Goal: to improve and protect the health of every community by advancing the quality and performance of public health departments (state, local, Tribal, territorial).

5 Overview of Standards Domain 1 Conduct Assessment Activities Domain 2 Investigate Health Problems Domain 3 Inform and Educate about Public Health Domain 4 Engage with the Public to Solve Public Health Problems Domain 5 Develop public health policies and plans Domain 6 Enforce public health laws and regulations

6 Overview of Standards Domain 7 Promote strategies to improve access Domain 8 Maintain a competent workforce Domain 9 Evaluate and continuously improve Domain 10 Contribute to and apply the evidence base for public health Domain 11 Maintain administrative and management capacity Domain 12 Maintain capacity to engage the public health governing entity

7 Prerequisites Community health assessment Community health improvement plan Agency strategic plan

8 MAPP: An Accreditation Preparation Tool Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP): Community focused approach to health improvement efforts Assessment and prioritization of strategic issues Results in: Community health assessment Community health improvement plan

9 What is the accreditation process? 1. Pre-application 2. Application 3. Documentation selection and submission 4. Site Visit 5. Accreditation Decisions 6. Reports 7. Reaccreditation (5 years later)

10 Step 1: Pre-application Assess readiness Receive training Inform PHAB

11 Step 2: Application Online application 12 months

12 Step 3: Document Selection & Submission Score standards/measures Collect documentation

13 Step 4: Site Visit 2-3 day site visit, by practitioners Site visitors report developed

14 Step 5: Accreditation Decisions Accredited Non accredited

15 6. Appeals Eligibility Accreditation status

16 7. Reports and reaccreditation Department reports progress and reapplies Accreditation lasts 5 years, with progress reports submitted annually

17 Reasons to Apply Accountability and credibility Potential increased access to resources Strengthening LHDs, from within Opportunities to improve And more!

18 Percentage of LHDs by Intent to Seek Accreditation

19 Learn More! Public Health Accreditation Board Guide to accreditation Glossary Readiness checklist Standards and Measures Version 1.0 Guide to interpretation National Association of County and City Health Officials How To guides Examples of documentation Examples from LHDs Toolkit of resources

20 Moving Forward We will apply! Getting ready

21 Accreditation in (INSERT LHD NAME) All hands on deck New responsibilities Recognition Celebrate success

22 Accreditation is the beginning Improve Accreditation Re- accreditation I mprove Improving the publics health through continuous quality improvement


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