4173.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 2:30 PM

Abstract #17852

National Public Health Performance Standards: Implementation, Impact and Importance Part I

Paul K. Halverson, DrPH, FACHE, Division of Public Health Systems/Public Health Practice Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K-39, Atlanta, GA 30341, 770-488-2527, N/A, Colleen C. Hughes, PhD, RN, Division of Ccommunity and Clinical Health Systems, Washoe County Health Department, 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV, 775-328-2442, N/A, Ron Bialek, MPP, Public Health Foundation, 1220 L Street, NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20005, 202-898-5600, N/A, Liza Corso, MPA, National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20036, 202-783-5550, N/A, Jaclyn Bryan, RN, MHS, CIC, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 1275 K Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002, 202-371-9090, N/A, and Marie Fallon, National Association of Local Boards of Health, 1840 East Gypsy Lane Road, Bowlling Green, OH 43402, 419-353-7714, N/A.

The National Public Health Performance Standards Program is a collaborative effort to 1) develop performance standards for public health systems under the framework of the essential public health services, 2) collect and analyze performance data, and 3) improve system wide performance. Comprehensive measurement 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. During Part I of this presentation, an overview of the development of the measurement tools will be given along with a status report on program implementation.. The national association partners will outline the processes taken to get to this point, the challenges, advantages and changes that were necessary based on the pilot and field testing that was undertaken. Early finding from Florida will be used to illustrate how the performance measures correlate with health status outcomes and health status measures.

Learning Objectives: N/A

Keywords: Quality Improvement, Community Health Assessment

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.

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