3093.0 Current and emerging issues on competencies and accreditation

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
Current and emerging issues on competencies and accreditation, and their impact on public health practice.
Session Objectives: Describe current accreditation and competency development efforts taking place nationally and in selected states. Discuss accreditation and competency evaluation efforts. Recognize current efforts to preprare the workforce for health department accreditation.

10:30 AM
Developing competency based education to advance careers of front line health workers
R. Cruz Begay, DrPH, Roger Bounds, PhD,CHES, Nancy Williams, PhD, MPH, RN and Mark A. Veazie, DrPH
10:45 AM
Training public health disaster service workers: Public Health Preparedness and Response Competencies Program
Kalenga Munongo, Vincecia Garcia, Joan Danfifer, Mary Valterria and Kim Saruwatari, MPH
11:00 AM
NC Local Health Department Accreditation: Evaluation and Research Strategies to Inform National Accreditation
Mary Davis, Dr PH, MSPH, Rachel Stevens, EdD, RN, Margaret M. Cannon, MPH, Joy Reed, Ed D, RN, David Stone and Edward L. Baker, MD, MPH, MSc
11:30 AM
Implementing accreditation in county health departments: The Illinois experience
Vamsi Vasireddy, MD, MPH, DrPHc, Elissa Bassler and Laura Landrum, MUPP

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Organized by: Academic Public Health Caucus