3120.0 Is Your Health Department PHABulous? Say It with Accreditation!

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM
For the past four years, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has been working to develop a national voluntary public health accreditation program for state, local, tribal and territorial health departments. Draft standards, measures, and an accreditation process were tested in a year-long beta test in 30 health departments across the country. Information from that field testing, along with other means of feedback, has been used to revise the program elements for the fall 2011 opening of the first national accreditation program for health departments.
Session Objectives: Articulate the elements of the national public health accreditation program. Describe the accreditation application process. Discuss tips for being a successful accreditation applicant. Delineate the connection between accreditation and quality improvement.
Kaye Bender, RN, PHD, FAAN
Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN

10:30 AM
Is Your Health Department PHABulous? Say It with Accreditation!
Robin Wilcox and Kaye Bender, RN, PHD, FAAN

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Organized by: APHA-Innovations Project

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