Online Program

From ‘Accreditation - What?‘ to ‘We Can Do this!'

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Kaye Reynolds, DrPH, Health and Human Services, Fort Bend County, Roseneurg, TX
The presentation will describe the various ways TPHA has been involved in promoting accreditation of health departments in the state of Texas.  Specifically describe the methods implemented as a result of the APHA grant.  The FY 2015 grant allowed for presentation of accreditation processes by local health departments at the AEC and also to hold an accreditation specific conference responding to needs identified by the local health departments. 

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the public health infrastructure in Texas and the state of accreditation Detail the various methods and programs used by TPHA to promote accreditation in Texas Explore successes and movement towards accreditation by our partner health departments

Keyword(s): Accreditation, Health Promotion and Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a public health professional for 27 years, and a member of the Texas Public Health Association for XX years. I am a former president of the association. I have worked with TPHA since 2011 to promote, encourage and educate the state, regional and local health departments in Texas about voluntary national accreditation. I have been on the implementation team for the four years that TPHA has received an accreditation grant from APHA.
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.