3297.0 NPHPSP Part II - The National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP): Breaking Barriers to Strengthen Public Health Systems

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM
Come learn about use of the recently updated National Public Health Performance Standards Program instruments! Since 2007, the streamlined and updated NPHPSP “Version 2” instruments have been available for use. Since that time, numerous state and local jurisdictions have implemented the assessments to improve performance and strengthen their public health systems or boards of health. The instruments have been particularly valuable in improving partnerships and creating stronger connections among organizations within the public health system. This session will provide information about the updated NPHPSP assessment instruments, how the assessments have been used in the field, and how NPHPSP assessment activities can best be maximized for performance improvement. The National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) is a collaborative effort to enhance to Nation’s public health systems. Seven national public health organizations - CDC, APHA, ASTHO, NACCHO, NALBOH, NNPHI, and PHF – have partnered to develop national model performance standards for state and local public health systems and local governing entities, based on the framework of the ten essential public health services. Numerous state public health systems, local public health systems, and boards of health have used the national standards since the initial launch of the NPHPSP in 2002 and find it a valuable tool for assessing public health activities and identifying opportunities for improvement.
Session Objectives: By the end of this panel session, participants will be able to: 1) Describe the key changes made in updating the NPHPSP assessments; 2) Describe how the instruments have been used in practice; and 3) Describe how knowledge gained from the NPHPSP can be translated into opportunities for improved public health practice or help to shape public health policy.

2:30 PM
Presentation -- Lisa Corso
Liza Corso, MPA and Melody Stafford, RN
2:50 PM
3:10 PM

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Organized by: APHA-Innovations Project

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing