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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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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

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


  • Community/State Health Assessment
  • Community/State Health Improvement Plan
  • Department Strategic plan

Preliminary Self-Assessment based on Standards and Measures

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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.

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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
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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
  • Healthy People 2020
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
  • Kansas Health Matters
  • Community Tool Box, University of Kansas
  • The Community Guide


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

Phone: (316)250-6940