258917 Selecting the Right Documents for Accreditation: Part 2 - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Sunday, October 28, 2012 : 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Kaye Bender, RN, PHD, FAAN , Executive Director, Public Health Accreditation Board, Alexandria, VA
Kaye Bender, RN, PHD, FAAN , Executive Director, Public Health Accreditation Board, Alexandria, VA
PHAB has specific documentation guidelines that are used to determine the appropriate health department submission to assess conformity of the health department's performance with accreditation standards and measures. The purpose of this workshop is to assist health department staff and those public health consultants and educators who assist health departments in preparing for accrediation to develop the skill set necessary to prepare and select the most appropriate documentation to be successful accreditaion applicants.

As a continuation of the previous session, the group will discuss their findings as faculty discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the sample documentation. Participants will also participate in critiquing each small group's documentation selection.

Participants will be asked to assess their own capabilities to implement the skills developed during this learning institute once they are back in their own operating environment. This assessment will lead to identification of gaps in their skills that were addressed by this institute.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe the elements that constitute excellent documentation Demonstrate their ability to select appropriate documentation for measure conformity

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. I have been involved in the development and daily ongoing operations of the national public health accreditation program since 2005. I have first hand knowledge of what the appropriate procedures are and the skill set needed to select the most appropriate documentation for accreditation.
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.