4128.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 12:35 PM

Abstract #15522

National public health performance standards

Paul Halverson, DrPH, Public Health Practice Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K-39, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, (770) 488-2527, pch4@cdc.gov

In an effort to improve the performance and quality of public health organizations across the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been working collaboratively with the American Public Health Association (APHA), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH), and the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to develop and promote performance standards as related to the Essential Public Health Services. This presentation will provide an overview of the National Public Health Performance Standards Program and its development and implementation to date.

Learning Objectives: To describe current efforts related to the development and field testing of public health performance measures for use at the local and state levels. To identify how national public health performance standards can be used to improve the quality of public health systems nationally

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA