3297.0 The NPHPSP as a Performance Improvement Tool for State and Local Practice

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM
In this time of limited resources, how can we do more with less and improve the quality of public health at the same time? This session will explore the National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) and its longstanding role in driving public health performance improvement. Speakers will provide information about the NPHPSP system assessment instruments and performance improvement processes; share data about post-assessment performance improvement activities among sites, and share experiences, successes, and lessons learned from throughout the process. 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 launch of the NPHPSP in 2002 and find it a valuable tool for assessing public health activities and identifying opportunities for improvement.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants should be able: 1) To demonstrate how the NPHPSP system assessments can be used to drive performance improvement at the state and local levels; 2) To articulate the performance improvement activities that sites have undertaken after using the NPHPSP; and 3) To identify successes and lessons learned as a result of NPHPSP use at the state and local levels.

3:10 PM

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Organized by: APHA-Innovations Project

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)