213380 Current public health accreditation board activities

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:50 PM

Kaye Bender, RN, PHD, FAAN , Executive Director, Public Health Accreditation Board, Alexandria, VA
As the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) develops a national voluntary public health accreditation program, there are specific activities that will advise the formal program when it is launched in 2011. Those activities include: a.) Discussion of the final set of standards and assessment process for accreditation b.) Discussion of the beta test with 30 health department sites participating c.) Overview of the additional information which will advise the accreditation development process. These activities, titled “PHAB Think Tanks” will address issues that have been identified through the standards vetting process and in other venues as the PHAB accreditation plans have been discussed across the country. The speaker will also provide an opportunity to the audience to participate in a dialogue about the development of the program, including identifying key issues that affect health departments preparing for accreditation.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the most current activities in the development of a national voluntary public health accreditation program. Discuss ways in which all health departments can be involved in the national public health accreditation program activities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the President and CEO of the Public Health Accreditation Board, of which this topic is about. I have been working on the subject matter for four years all total. I have presented at APHA in the past about this topic as well.
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.