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Working with Consultants for CHA and Accreditation Readiness . Strategies for Success October 24, 2012. Planning for Accreditation. Completing the accreditation prerequisites and process will take: Time Resources Dedication Commitment How can consultants help?. Readiness Checklists.

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Working with consultants for cha and accreditation readiness

Working with Consultants for CHA and Accreditation Readiness

Strategies for Success

October 24, 2012


Planning for accreditation
Planning for Accreditation

  • Completing the accreditation prerequisites and process will take:

    • Time

    • Resources

    • Dedication

    • Commitment

      How can consultants help?


Readiness checklists
Readiness Checklists

There are four Readiness Checklists:

  • Initial Checklist

  • Prerequisite Checklist

  • Process Readiness Checklist

  • Organizational Readiness Checklist

    http://www.phaboard.org/wp-content/uploads/National-Public-Health-Department-Readiness-Checklists.pdf


Initial checklist
Initial Checklist

  • Is the health department eligible?

    • Statutory authority to promote and protect health

  • Do you have support from:

    • Health Department Director?

    • Appointing Authority of the Health Department Director?

    • Board of Health or other governing entity?

  • Has the Director considered the cost of applying and budget implications?

  • Have HD staff reviewed the 10 Essential Public Health Services and determined that the HD is providing all 10?


Prerequisite checklist
Prerequisite Checklist

Prerequisites:

  • Community/State Health Assessment

  • Community/State Health Improvement Plan

  • Department Strategic plan

    Preliminary Self-Assessment based on Standards and Measures


Standards and measures version 1 0
Standards and Measures, Version 1.0

Accreditation is the measurement of a health department’s performance against a set of nationally recognized, practice oriented and evidence-based standards.


Community state health assessment cha sha
Community/State Health Assessment (CHA/SHA)

  • Acollaborative process of collecting and analyzing data and information for use in educating and mobilizing communities, prioritizing, garnering resources, and action planning to improve health.

  • Involves the systematic collection and analysis of data and information…serves with a sound basis for decision-making and action.

  • Conducted in partnership with other organizations

  • Basis for development of the Tribal, state, or local community health improvement plan.

  • Updated within the last 5 years

  • Domain 1, Standard 1.1


Standard 1 1 and the cha sha
Standard 1.1 and the CHA/SHA

  • Participation from various sectors

    • Examples: healthcare industry, community, non-profits, academic institutions, other government departments

  • Regular meetings

  • Process used to identify health issues and assets

  • Various data sources obtained

  • Documentation that the community at-large has had an opportunity to review and contribute

  • Documentation that it has been shared and distributed to partners and community


Potential roles for consultants
Potential Roles for Consultants

  • Subject Matter Expert

  • Process Facilitator

  • Staff Extender

  • Capacity Builder


Getting the most from consultants communication is key
Getting the Most from Consultants: Communication is Key

  • Two-Way Interview with Consultant

  • Provide Detailed Background of Scope of Work

  • Explore Their Background and Perspectives on Scope of Work

  • References

  • Identify Goals, Deliverables, Expectations




Resources and tools
Resources and Tools

  • PHABwww.phaboard.org

  • Healthy People 2020 www.healthypeople.gov/2020

  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/mapp/

  • Kansas Health Matters www.kansashealthmatters.org

  • Community Tool Box, University of Kansas www.ctb.ku.edu

  • The Community Guide www.thecommunityguide.org

  • ASTHO www.astho.org

  • NACCHO www.naccho.org


Questions?

Shirley A. Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC

Phone: (316)250-6940

E-mail: [email protected]


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