Online Program

Principles and organization of documentation

Sunday, November 3, 2013 : 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

David Stone, MS, CPLP, Educational Services, Public Health Accreditation Board, Alexandria, VA
Documentation that is used to support a health department's application for accreditation must meet certain requirements before it can be submitted. Understanding this while preparing documentation will ensure that the health department does not waste time on unsatisfactory or inappropriate documentation.

Since PHAB uses a web-based system for documentation, it is important that health departments have a means to organize both electronic documents and paper documents that will be used.

This session will be both a lecture and a group discussion about the four key principles of documentation that must be considered when assessing and selecting documentation. The principles are used to ensure that appropriate documentation is chosen. Learners will be presented with multiple methods for organizing documentation within their organization, including discussion of methods already being used by learners.

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:
Define the four principles of documentation Explain a process for the electronic organization of documentation that would be selected for accreditation

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have many years of experience related to accreditation documentation, and am the former director of NC’s state-based accreditation program. For PHAB, I led the development of the training for site visitors and beta test applicants on the subject of selecting and evaluating documentation to meet accreditation standards. I also have multiple years of experience in training and consultation and serve as the Education Specialist for PHAB, with primary duties of developing and leading training.
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.