3214.0 Advancing Accreditation Readiness and Supporting Agency-wide Performance Improvement Experiences from CDC-supported Initiatives

Monday, October 29, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Oral
Health departments across the nation are strengthening their agency-wide performance improvement activities and preparing for national voluntary accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. CDC supports a variety of accreditation readiness projects, including two projects in collaboration with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (18 organizations funded) and one project in collaboration with APHA (8 affiliates funded). The National Public Health Improvement Initiative supports accreditation readiness activities of 74 state, tribal, local, and territorial grantees, and includes a requirement that grantee organizations appoint a performance improvement manager (PIM). CDC coordinates the national PIM Network and hosts monthly webinars intended to advance grantees along the accreditation continuum. This session will describe how several health departments have advanced their accreditation readiness efforts with support from these initiatives.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe how CDC is advancing accreditation readiness 2) Describe how several health departments have advanced their accreditation readiness efforts with support from these initiatives 3) Discuss successes and lessons learned from the national virtual network for performance improvement managers
Organizer:
Valeria Carlson, MPH, CHES
Moderator:
Liza Corso, MPA

12:50pm

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Organized by: APHA-Innovations Project

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