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1 Voluntary National Public Health Accreditation 1 Elizabeth (Lieske) Giese, Director Western Regional Office New Health Officer Orientation, November 5-6, 2012

2 1. Overview of National Public Health Accreditation 2. Connection between DHS 140 Review and PHAB Accreditation 3. Use of Self-Assessment Tool to Gauge Department Status with Accreditation Standards Objectives 2

3  Objective 2 By 2020, all Wisconsin health departments will be accredited using an established standard. Objective 2 Indicators  Proportion of local health departments and tribal health units that have met either Public Health Accreditation Board or state-adopted accreditation standards.  Accreditation of the Wisconsin Division of Public Health using either Public Health Accreditation Board or state-adopted accreditation standards. Healthiest Wisconsin

4  The measurement of health department performance against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidenced- based standards.  The issuance of recognition of achievement of accreditation within a specified time frame by a nationally recognized entity.  The continual development, revision, and distribution of public health standards. What is Voluntary Public Health Accreditation? 4

5 The goal of a national public health department accreditation is to improve and protect the health of the public by… advancing the quality and performance …. of tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments. What is the goal of Voluntary Accreditation? 5

6  PHAB is a non-profit, voluntary accreditation organization founded in 2007 whose goal is to advance public health performance by providing a national framework of accreditation standards for tribal, state, local, and territorial health departments.  Located in Alexandria, VA, PHAB is the national organization charged with administering the public health accreditation program. Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) 6

7 PHAB’s Founders & Partners 7

8  Increased credibility  Increased visibility and accountability  Potential access to new funds  Potential streamlined reporting  Access to knowledgeable peers for comment on performance  Opportunity to leave the health department better than you found it! Benefits of Accreditation 8

9  Identifies successes and opportunities for improvement  Platform for quality improvement  Means for accountability  Energizes the staff  Increases the understanding of public health  Improves communication with governance  Initiates new partnerships PHAB Accreditation 9

10 The Standards & Measures 10

11  12 Domains (10 Essential PH Services plus administration & governance) Standards Measures Documentation Framework of the Standards 11

12 What is required?  3 sets of standards & measures Local Tribal State  32 standards  102 measures for local health departments (LHDs), 111 for states  3 specific documents Community Health Assessment (CHA) Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Strategic Plan 12

13 The Three Prerequisites  Community Health Assessment Standard 1.1  Health Improvement Plan Standard 5.2  Department Strategic Plan Standard

14 Twelve Domains 1. Conduct assessments focused on population health status and health issues facing the community 2. Investigate health problems and environmental public health hazards to protect the community 3. Inform and educate about public health issues and functions 4. Engage with the community to identify and solve health problems 5. Develop public health policies and plans 6. Enforce public health laws and regulations 14

15 Twelve Domains (cont’d) 7. Promote strategies to improve access to healthcare services 8. Maintain a competent public health workforce 9. Evaluate and continuously improve processes, programs, and interventions 10. Contribute to and apply the evidence base of public health 11. Maintain administrative and management capacity 12. Build a strong and effective relationship with governing entity 15

16 Sample Standard 16

17 The PHAB Accreditation Process 17

18 Seven Steps in the Accreditation Process 1. Pre-Application 2. Application 3. Document Selection and Submission 4. Site Visit 5. Accreditation Decision 6. Reports 7. Reaccreditation (5 years) 18

19 Step 1 – Pre-application  Determine Eligibility  Readiness Checklists  Online Orientation  Statement of Interest (SOI) 19

20 Step 2 – Application  Completed online  Three prerequisites  Letter of support  Electronic signature  Eligibility to apply  Completeness review  Applicant training 20

21 Step 3 – Documentation  Must be complete within 12 months  Use guidance in the Standards & Measures document  All staff may play a role  PHAB conducts a review 21

22 Step 4 – Site Visit  Conducted by trained peer reviewers  Teams of 3 to 4 with a team chair who will manage the site visit  Site visit scheduled at a practical and agreed upon time  Lasts 2-3 days with a set agenda  Report due 2 weeks after visit 22

23 Step 5 – Accreditation Decision  Written notification to health department  Two possible decisions Accredited Not accredited  Accreditation lasts 5 years  If not accredited, Accreditation Action Plan due within 90 days 23

24 Step 6 – Reports  Substantial changes Leadership changes Other changes that affect ability to conform to the standards  Lists how Opportunities for Improvement are being addressed 24

25 Step 7 – Reaccreditation  Advance notice  Must complete the full accreditation process  May use previous documentation with appropriate revisions  Will lose accreditation status if no application has been submitted prior to expiration date 25

26 What do the fees cover?  An assigned accreditation specialist  The Site Visit  Applicant training  Access to the information system  A network of accredited health departments  Annual support 26

27 Applicant Fee Schedule 27

28 PHAB Resources  PHAB Standards and Measures, Version 1.0 PHAB Standards and Measures, Version 1.0  The Guide to National Public Health Department Accreditation, Version 1.0 The Guide to National Public Health Department Accreditation, Version 1.0  National Public Health Department Accreditation Documentation Guidance National Public Health Department Accreditation Documentation Guidance  National Public Health Department Readiness Checklists National Public Health Department Readiness Checklists 28

29 PHAB Resources (cont’d)  PHAB Standards and Measures Documentation Selection Spreadsheet Version 1.0 (Excel) PHAB Standards and Measures Documentation Selection Spreadsheet Version 1.0 (Excel)  PHAB Accreditation Fee Schedule, PHAB Accreditation Fee Schedule,  e-PHAB SOI Information e-PHAB SOI Information  e-PHAB Application Information e-PHAB Application Information  PHAB Education Services, PHAB Education Services,

30 Technical Assistance and Other Resources  Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO):  Division of Public Health (DPH): ccreditation ccreditation  Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, Inc. (IWHI):  National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO):  National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH): 30

31 Technical Assistance and Other Resources (cont’d)  National Indian Health Board (NIHB):  National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI):  Public Health Accreditation Wisconsin: https://sites.google.com/a/phawisconsin.com/ login (secure site) https://sites.google.com/a/phawisconsin.com/ login  Public Health Foundation (PHF): 31

32 What is the connection between 140 Review and National Accreditation? 32

33 Self-Assessment Exercise 33

34 THANK YOU! FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION: Elizabeth Giese Regional Office Director, Western Region (715)


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