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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

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.

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


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

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…

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


Embracing Quality in Local Public Health:

Michigan’s Quality Improvement Guidebook


Improvement: Front & Center

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

-German Proverb


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’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


Collaboration Rising


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

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