Online Program

Recipe for Success: How Aligning PHAB Standards with Strategic Priorities and Activities Lead to Accreditation and Public Health Improvement

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Julie Morita, MD, Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, IL

The Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) accreditation journey is described, focusing on how performance and quality improvement (PQI) paved a path for success for Healthy Chicago implementation, Chicago’s public health agenda, and achieving accreditation. The simultaneous effort of expanding the PQI system, pursuing accreditation and accomplishing the goals of Healthy Chicago are explored. The importance of communication, leadership and partnership are discussed. Finally, how CDPH is using version 1.5 of the PHAB standards to improve upon Healthy Chicago by using an equity framework and more fully engaging the community in the development process for Healthy Chicago 2.0 is presented.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate the effect of accreditation on a local health department Demonstrate the relationship between performance management, quality improvement, accreditation and planning. Demonstrate the impact of strategic communications and policy development

Keyword(s): Accreditation, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Acting Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health and previously served as the Chief Medical Office and prior to that the Immunization Program Director. I am committed to the PQI work of the department and have led QI projects demonstrating lasting impact that has generated additional resources for the department.
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.