195903 Preparing for Public Health Accreditation

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM

Kaye Bender, RN, PHD, FAAN , Executive Director, Public Health Accreditation Board, Alexandria, VA
PHAB is dedicated to raising the standard for public health. PHAB has created several committees and workgroups comprised primarily of state and local health officials to develop all aspects of the new accreditation program. These expert workgroups and committees are developing the features of the new accreditation program building on the excellent work of others who've addressed performance improvement and existing state-based performance standard programs.

In February, 2009 the draft standards and measures were released to the public health community for vetting. This presentation will discuss where PHAB is in the development of accrediation standards for state, local, and tribal health departments. Time will also be permitted to allow the audience to ask questions and voice their support or concerns for public health accrediation.

Learning Objectives:
Describe where the Public Health Accrediation Board is in preparing local, state, and tribal health departments for accreditation.

Keywords: Accreditation, Performance Measures

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Have been deeply involved in all areas of developing the public health accreditation program.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.