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At the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department in Nebraska, a team of seven division managers and Health Department leadership completed the Local Health Department Self-Assessment Tool for Accreditation Preparation. The result included scoring of the 255 Operational Definition indicators, some implementation of quality improvement processes, and the identification of illustrative evidence.
A second outcome of the project was the development of a database to connect the Operational Definition indicators and illustrative evidence to the Department's existing databases and hard copy files. As a result of the demonstration project, the Department will proceed with pursuing national accreditation.
Detailed information on the project is available in this 7-page case example.
Accreditation Preparation Toolkit