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
August 6-8, 2008
Debra Tews, MA
Rebecca Head, PhD
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
Jim Butler, James A. Butler & Associates, LLC.
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.”
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
Local Health Department Preparation:
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.”
State Health Department Preparation:
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