3086.0: Monday, November 13, 2000 - 2:30 PM

Abstract #17850

Performance standards in Action: Focus on Florida

Leslie M. Beitsch, MD1, Katherine P. Mason, RN,, MPH,, EdD2, and C. Meade Grigg, MA2. (1) State of Florida, Department of Health, 711 Twin Oaks Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32312, , N/A, (2) Florida Department of Health, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BN #A07, Tallahassee, FL 32399

The National Public Health Performance Standards Program is a collaborative effort to develop performance standards for public health systems under the framework of the essential public health services, collect and analyze performance data, and improve system wide performance. Comprehensive tools for assessing performance at the state and local levels have been developed in partnership with other national public health organizations including APHA, ASTHO, NACCHO, NALBOH, and PHF. The Florida State Department of Health requested CDCís assistance in assessing the performance of local health departments within their state. All of the 67 local health departments completed the assessment process. Florida identifies a number of issues that warrant further discussion including need to an expanded scale for answers, comparison with peer counties, time needed to complete the questions, and role of the local public health agency and local public health system. The State Department of Health also completed a performance assessment process. State and local health officials will discuss the assessment process, implications and lessons learned from these results.

Learning Objectives: N/A

Keywords: Community Health Assessment, Public Health Administration

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