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Lead States in Public Health Accreditation and Quality Improvement. MLC-3 Kick-Off Minneapolis, MN August 6-8, 2008 Debra Tews, MA Rebecca Head, PhD. Michigan Kick-Off Attendees. MI MLC-3 Steering Committee Co-Chairs: Rebecca Head, PhD, DABT, Health Officer, Monroe Co.

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Lead states in public health accreditation and quality improvement

Lead States in Public Health Accreditation and Quality Improvement

MLC-3 Kick-Off

Minneapolis, MN

August 6-8, 2008

Debra Tews, MA

Rebecca Head, PhD


Michigan kick off attendees

Michigan Kick-Off Attendees

MI MLC-3 Steering Committee Co-Chairs:

Rebecca Head, PhD, DABT, Health Officer, Monroe Co.

Debra Tews, MA, Senior Accreditation Specialist, MDCH

Steering Committee Members:

Julia Heany, PhD, Program Director, MPHI

Kanchan Lota, MPH, Program Coordinator, MPHI

Project Consultant:

Jim Butler, James A. Butler & Associates, LLC.


45 local health departments

45 Local Health Departments


Lead states in public health accreditation and quality improvement

The Learning Continues

“In a time of drastic change, it’s the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”

-Eric Hoffer


Michigan s focus

Michigan’s Focus

Three Pronged Approach:

1) Prepare local health departments for national voluntary accreditation

2) Prepare the state health department for national voluntary accreditation

3) Advance the application of QI in local/state public health practice


Michigan s focus cont d

Michigan’s Focus: cont’d…

Local Health Department Preparation:

  • Enhance standards and measures using the Operational Definition of a Functional Local Health Department

  • Identify areas of non-optimal performance

  • Expand QI within Michigan’s Accreditation Program and beyond

    How?

  • Accreditation QI Supplement

  • Learning from the NACCHO Grantees

  • Mini-collaboratives

  • Use of MI QI Guidebook, PDSA, and mentors from

    MI MLC-2 LHD participants


Lead states in public health accreditation and quality improvement

Embracing Quality in Local Public Health:

Michigan’s Quality Improvement Guidebook


Lead states in public health accreditation and quality improvement

Improvement: Front & Center

“To change and to change for the better are two different things.”

-German Proverb


Guidebook content and structure

Guidebook: Content and Structure

  • Overview of the PDSA approach to QI

  • Sections on:

    • Customers & Stakeholders

    • The Importance of Data

    • Writing an Aim Statement

    • QI Tools & PH Measures of Improvement

    • PH Example of PDSA

    • Case Studies from the 4 MACQIC Pilot LHDs

    • Program Evaluation, QI Resources, & More


Michigan s focus cont d1

Michigan’s Focus: cont’d…

State Health Department Preparation:

  • Establish a State Health Department Accreditation Workgroup (SHDAW) for oversight

  • Use NPHPSP State Public Health Performance Assessment Instrument to identify areas for improvement

  • Use available tools & resources provided by national partners


Lead states in public health accreditation and quality improvement

Collaboration Rising


More michigan accreditation and qi information available at www accreditation localhealth net

More Michigan Accreditation and QI Information available at: www.accreditation.localhealth.net

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