Engage Local Governing Entity

To be eligible for accreditation, an LHD’s local governing entity (LGE) must sign a letter of support. Additionally, Domain 12 of the PHAB standards relates to engaging the LGE, making it important to involve it in the accreditation preparation process. The following resources exist to assist an LHD with engaging their local governing entity.

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LGE Perspectives on Accreditation Videos

Testimonials from board of health members in Wisconsin

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LGE Perspectives on Accreditation Videos

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Budget for Costs and Fees

Here you'll find resources to assist LHDs with budgeting for costs and fees for accreditation.

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Budget for Costs and Fees

As LHDs move toward preparing for national accreditation, it is important to remember that local governing entities (LGEs) are critical players in this process. Whether the authority of the LGE is defined as governing, policy making, or advisory, LHDs are held accountable to them and therefore must gain support before proceeding with the accreditation process. Often, LGEs have limited knowledge of accreditation making it essential for LHDs to proactively provide the necessary information. The training materials below are intended for local health officials to inform their respective LGEs on the basics of public health and the importance of accreditation.

NACCHO has developed electronic training modules for local health departments to use when they seek to engage their local governing entity (LGE) in the accreditation process. 

These modules are meant to be brief, informative, and general. More specific information about the local health department's readiness and preparation should be provided by the agency. 

You can find all of the resources below in the NACCHO Toolbox, located in the NACCHO Archives. Click the button at the bottom of the section to go to the NACCHO Toolbox.

Module 1: Public Health Accreditation: An Introduction for Governing Entities

This video provides a general overview of accreditation. PHAB's voluntary national accreditation program, and the standards and measures. This video was developed for local health departments to use as they strive to engage their governing entities.

Module 2: The Accreditation Investment

This video provides information about the financial considerations of PHAB's voluntary national accreditation program. This video was developed for local health departments to use as they strive to engage their governing entities.

Module 3: Accreditation and Quality Improvement

This video provides information about quality improvement in public health and how it relates to PHAB's voluntary national accreditation program. This video was developed for local health departments to use as they strive to engage their governing entities.

Module 4: Accreditation and the Local Governing Entity

This video provides information about local governing entities in public health and how they can be involved with PHAB's voluntary national accreditation program. This video was developed for local health departments to use as they strive to engage their governing entities.