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Advancing Public Health. Kaye Bender, RN, PhD, FAAN, President and CEO Public Health Accreditation Board National Public Health Performance Standards Training Session May 9,2012 Atlanta, GA. Celebrate What We Are Doing Collectively to Improve the Work That We Love!. Health care reform

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Advancing Public Health

Kaye Bender, RN, PhD, FAAN, President and CEO

Public Health Accreditation Board

National Public Health Performance Standards Training Session

May 9,2012

Atlanta, GA

Celebrate What We Are Doing Collectively to Improve the Work That We Love!

Health care reform


Marketing Strategy

Partner Engagement

Enhanced Surveillance

Business Modeling

Accreditation and Quality Improvement

Public Health Challenges

How Does Public Health Know What To Do?

PHAB 12 Domains Based on Core Functions of Public Health & Ten Essential Public Health Services

Conduct assessments focused on population health status and health issues facing the community

Investigate health problems and environmental public health hazards to protect the community

Inform and educate about public health issues and functions

Engage with the community to identify and solve health problems

Develop public health policies and plans

Enforce public health laws and regulations

Promote strategies to improve access to healthcare services

Maintain a competent public health workforce

Evaluate and continuously improve processes, programs, and interventions

Contribute to and apply the evidence base of public health

Maintain administrative and management capacity

Build a strong and effective relationship with governing entity

Essential Services/Twelve Domains

National Prevention Strategy

Public Health Quality Indicators

HP 2020

National Public Health Performance Standards

National Public Health Infrastructure Improvement

Community of Practice in Public Health Improvement

Public Health Accreditation

National Initiatives










DHHS Nine Aims as Characteristics of Public Health Quality

Integration of Primary Care and Public Health – Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health

For the Public’s Health:

The Role of Measurement in Action and Accountability

Revitalizing Law and Policy to Meet New Challenges

Investing in a Healthier Future

Institute of Medicine

Principles for Successful Integration (IOM)

  • A shared goal of population health improvement;

  • Community engagement in defining and addressing population health needs;

  • Aligned leadership that

    • bridges disciplines, programs, and jurisdictions to reduce fragmentation and foster continuity,

    • clarifies roles and ensures accountability,

    • develops and supports appropriate incentives, and

    • has the capacity to manage change;

  • Sustainability, key to which is the establishment of a shared infrastructure and building for enduring value and impact; and

  • The sharing and collaborative use of data and analysis.

Community health assessment

Community health improvement plan

Health department strategic plan

Submitted with the application

Reviewed by PHAB staff for completeness but not quality and content

Reviewed for quality and content by site reviewers

Criteria included in Standards Domains 1 and 5

Three Prerequisites

Relationship to Quality Improvement in Public Health

Accreditation of the health department is one important step on the journey to creating a culture of quality improvement in public health.

QI is the Accreditation Cornerstone

Set focus on a vital few priorities

Create a sense of urgency for measurable results and a culture of quality

Engage every employee

Build QI time into daily workload

Adopt fact-based decision making

Ensures transparent accountability

Reward and celebrate progress

Transformation Through Accreditation and QI

Quality Improvement

Community engagement


Leadership and governance


Customer focus

Workforce development

Accreditation Themes

Public Health

Accreditation Board

1600 Duke Street, Suite 440

Alexandria, VA 22314



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