3220.0 Quality Improvement Planning for Public Health Accreditation

Monday, October 29, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session aims to describe how various agencies have appoached the community health improvement process for accreditation. Topics discussed will include building organizational capacity and lessons learned from recent projects. The session is relevant as more agencies are moving towards accreditation.
Session Objectives: Discuss lessons learned from a national demonstration project of local health departments who utilized community health improvement processes for accreditation preparation Describe how organizational dynamics and internal capacity within a local health department impact the implementation of community health improvement plans
Shari Kinney, DrPH, RN

Implementing Community Health Plans: The Real Story in Local Health Departments
Valerie Webb, MPH, Christina Welter, DrPH, MPH, Steven Seweryn, EdD, MPH and Sandra Martell, RN, MS, DNP
Lessons learned from Oregon's pursuit of public health accreditation
Jean C. O'Connor, JD, DrPH, Melvin A. Kohn, MD, MPH, Lydia Emer, MS, Emilee Coulter-Thompson, MSW and Anona Gund, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Health Administration

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)