Accreditation and Performance Improvement
NNPHI and its member institutes support numerous public health improvement initiatives. For instance, NNPHI hosts trainings, webinars, and conferences and manages programs that build the community of practice of public health improvement and facilitate the sharing of resources and best practices. Many of NNPHI’s members support these initiatives and partner with health departments to offer technical assistance in areas related to public health improvement.
Ten More Health Departments Accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (Web)
September 20, 2014. Public Health Accreditation Board.
The Public Health Accreditation Board awarded five-year national accreditation status to ten more public health departments. The decisions bring the number of public health agencies now recognized by PHAB as high-performing health departments to 54. The newly accredited health departments are Barren River District Health Department, Bowling Green, Kentucky; Clackamas County Public Health, Oregon City, Oregon; Crook County Health Department, Pineville, Oregon; Erie County Department of Health, Erie, Pennsylvania; Kent County Health Department, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Mahoning County District Board of Health, Youngstown, Ohio; New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York; Sedgwick County Health Department, Wichita, Kansas; St. Clair County Health Department, Belleville, Illinois; St. Croix County DHHS-Public Health, New Richmond, Wisconsin.
- Accreditation Training Modules for Public Health Institutes (Web)
March and February, 2014. NNPHI and PHAB
NNPHI and PHAB are excited to offer three free, online training modules developed from the accreditation training webinar series held this past February and March. Participants will learn about how institutes can support health departments with accreditation, hear from fellow institutes who are doing this work, and have the opportunity to earn Public Health Continuing Education credit. This is the final component of a larger series designed in response to member demand and with their input, which also included trainings following APHA 2013 in Boston and NNPHI 2014 in New Orleans.
- Strengthening the Community of Practice: Accreditation and Quality Improvement in Public Health Progress Report (Web)
September 11, 2013. J. Hannay, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
This Progress Report documents how the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement (COPPHI) has been advancing accreditation and quality improvement in public health since October 2011 through hosting the Open Forum for Quality Improvement (QI), managing the QI Award Program, and promoting the Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX).
- Quality Improvement Coaching to Build Capacity Within Health Departments: Reflections and Recommendations (Web)
January/February 2014. Jennifer McKeever and Nikki Rider, NNPHI.
This Journal of Public Health Management and Practice article examines the efficacy of distance-based coaching provided to the health departments that participated in NNPHI’s Quality Improvement (QI) Award Program. It includes an analysis of data from web-based satisfaction surveys along with programmatic data collected through progress reports, coaching logs, and meetings.
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For more information on NNPHI's Accreditation and Performance Improvement activities, please contact Whitney Magendie, Program Coordinator, at .