212771 Role of a uniform public health chart of accounts for conducting proactive financial management practices and building system accountability

Sunday, November 8, 2009: 3:30 PM

Amy Atkins, MPA , Division of Local Health, West VIrgina Department of Health and Human Resources, Charleston, WV, WV
When categorized uniformly across a public health system, financial data can provide key knowledge on agency operations. Such uniform practices also aids in mainstreaming standard financial management concepts throughout the workforce. In this session, benefits accruing from the West Virginia Department of Health uniform chart of accounts will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
Describe a best practice in financial management.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as the project manager for an initiative designed to implement a statewide chart of accounts for local health departments and a new financial reporting system. I have 20 years of experience in project management, organizational development and facilitation in the health arena, 10 of which have been in the field of public health. Serve as a certified Franklin Covey trainer for the WV Department of Health and Human Resources. Served as a member of the National Turning Point Performance Management Collaborative and contributed to the development of several of the publications and products released by the Collaborative.
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.