274670 Successes and Lessons Learned from the Accreditation Support Initiative

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Lowrie Ward, MPH, CPH , Accreditation Preparation and Quality Improvmenet, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, DC 20036, DC
NACCHO's Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) funded eighteen sites across the country to improve the accreditation readiness of local health departments. These awards were used to pay for accreditation fees, complete prerequisites, meet specific standards and measures, and more. NACCHO will share successes from several of these sites and will present information about what is available to other health departments as a result of their work.

Learning Areas:
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
•Discuss NACCHO's Accreditation Support Initiative grantee projects •Review how small amounts of money can have a major impact on accreditation readiness

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Lowrie Ward is qualified to present this session because of her role in NACCHO’s accreditation preparation and quality improvement team. She serves as an analyst and supports health departments across the country as they enhance their performance improvement work. She has previously worked at a local health department in Florida.
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.