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Completing the accreditation process will take: Support of the Health Department Leadership Involvement of staff throughout the department Time to properly prepare for each step Recognition that Accreditation is about Quality Improvement Process is paperless and online through the e-PHAB Information System Introduction
What is Public Health Accreditation? • The measurement of health department performance against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidenced-based standards. • The issuance of recognition of achievement of accreditation within a specified time frame by a nationally recognized entity. • The continual development, revision, and distribution of public health standards.
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) • PHAB is a non-profit, voluntary public health accreditation organization founded in 2007 whose goal is to advance public health performance by providing a national framework of standards for Tribal, state, local, and territorial health departments. • PHAB is the national organization charged with administering the public health accreditation program. • PHAB’s office is located in Alexandria, VA.
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) • PHAB is funded through grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and accreditation fees from applicants. • PHAB’s governance structure is a board of directors composed of public health leaders. • PHAB can be contacted for additional information at www.phaboard.org or 703-778-4549.
Accreditation requires an on-going health departmental commitment to quality improvement and adherence to national standards.
Accreditation can help your health department: identify successes and opportunities for improvement promote quality initiatives energize the workforce and develop a strong team focus the health department on common goals evaluate your health department’s performance align your resources with your strategic objectives deliver results Importance of Accreditation
Leadership Strategic planning Community engagement Customer focus Workforce development Evaluation and quality improvement Governance Accreditation looks at:
The goal of the national public health department accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of Tribal, state ,local, and territorial public health departments. Goal of Accreditation
Become Responsive to Change Shared Decision-Making Implement Workforce Development Evaluate Services and Programs Increase Performance Improvement Develop Strong Partnerships Why Seek Accreditation?
National recognition for public health practice Opportunity to engage the public health workforce Access to network of public health experts Focus on improving the health department Potential access to new funding streams Potential streamlining of grant reporting Participation in developing a strong data base for exploring best practices Incentives
Step 1 – Pre-Application Step 2 – Application Step 3 – Documentation Selection and Submission Step 4 – Site Visit Step 5 – Accreditation Decision Step 6 – Reports Step 7 – Reaccreditation Accreditation Process Steps
Accreditation Coordinator • All applicant Health Departments must designate an Accreditation Coordinator. • The Coordinator cannot be the Health Director. • The Coordinator must have the support of Health Department Leadership and staff. • An Accreditation Team is strongly recommended to assist the Accreditation Coordinator in his/her duties.
Readiness Checklists There are four sections of the Readiness Checklists • Initial Checklist • Prerequisite Checklist • Process Readiness Checklist • Organizational Readiness Checklist
Online Orientation • Composed of Four Modules that must be completed by the Accreditation Coordinator and the Health Director prior to submission of a Statement of Intent (SOI) • An online quiz and evaluation must be completed to receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) submitted with the SOI • Gives good base of knowledge to anyone interested in or involved with PHAB accreditation • Located at http://www.cecentral.com/phab
Must be submitted by a health department with interest in applying for accreditation Submission does not commit the health department to applying After receipt and acceptance by PHAB, health department will be granted access to the application Statement of Intent (SOI)
Community Health Assessment Standard 1.1 Health Improvement Plan Standard 5.2 Department Strategic Plan Standard 5.3 Submitted with the application The Three Prerequisites
Collaborative process Mobilizes the community Develops priorities Gathers resource needs Collects and analyzes data Community Health Assessment
Long-term effort Address issues from the Community Health Assessment Broad participation Set community priorities Community Health Improvement Plan
Internal to the health department Sets what the health department plans to achieve and how it will do that Guide to: Making decisions Allocating resources Taking action Department Strategic Plan
The standards and measures can be used to: Review and revise processes, procedures, and programs Develop capacity and performance excellence Guide the internal development of quality Prepare for documentation selection and submission and site visit Standards & Measures Version 1.0
The Standards and Measures are organized into: Domains Standards Measures Required Documentation Standards and Measures, Version 1.0
Domain Standard Measure Documentation Guidance Structural Framework of the Standards & Measures Purpose Significance
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 Twelve Domains
All health departments are designated “A” Tribal health departments are “T” State health departments are “S” Local health departments are “L” Measures for:
Standards and Measures • The Standards and Measures, Version 1.0, are currently under review and will be revised in 2013. The new version will be released on January 1, 2014 and will be effective July 1, 2014.
The Site Visit • The site visit lasts 2-3 days • The health department’s documentation is reviewed by team of peer public health professionals prior to the on-site visit • The site visit team, usually three individuals, will then conduct an on-site review • The Site Visit Report is written by the full Site Visit Team and is due to PHAB two weeks after the site visit concludes
Accreditation Decision • The Accreditation Decision is made by the Accreditation Committee based upon the report of the Site Visit Team. The Accreditation Committee, a committee of the Board of Directors, is composed of board members and non-board members. • Decisions of the Accreditation Committee are reported to the full board. Accreditation Decisions will be sent in writing and by email to applicants.
Accreditation Decision • There are two possible decisions of the Accreditation Committee – Accredited or Not Accredited. • If designated as Not Accredited, the health department may submit an action plan within 90 days. If the plan is approved, the health department will have up to a year to implement it.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO): www.astho.org National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO): www.naccho.org National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH): www.nalboh.org National Indian Health Board (NIHB): www.nihb.org National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI): www.nnphi.org Public Health Foundation (PHF): www.phf.org Technical Assistance
PHAB Guide to National Public Health Department Accreditation Version 1.0 PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.0 PHAB Fee Schedule (2011-13) Fact Sheet PHAB National Public Health Department Accreditation Documentation Guidance Version 1.0 PHAB National Public Health Department Accreditation Readiness Checklists Version 1.0 PHAB Standards and Measures Documentation Selection Spreadsheet Version 1.0 (Excel) Accreditation Coordinator Handbook See www.phaboard.org for a full listing of resources. Resources
Public Health Accreditation Board 1600 Duke Street, Suite 440 Alexandria, VA 22314 T: 703.778.4549 F: 703.778.4556 www.phaboard.org