Accreditation Preparation & Quality Improvement
In the Spotlight
NACCHO's Organizational Culture of Quality Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) enables beginner, intermediate, and advanced local health departments (LHDs) to conduct a baseline assessment of organizational maturity within critical aspects of a culture of quality, revealing opportunities for improvement, and informing a trajectory for next steps to reaching a culture of quality. The tool is intentionally designed to complement NACCHO's Roadmap to a Culture of Quality which provides high level guidance on progressing through six phases of QI maturity by incrementally building six foundational elements of a quality culture.
NACCHO provides tools, resources, and training opportunities to local health departments (LHDs) to assist in their preparation for accreditation.
The Accreditation Preparation page includes resources organized by stages of the preparation process.
The Accreditation Preparation: CHA and CHIP Prerequisites page features information about community health assessment and community health improvement planning.
The Accreditation Support Initiative page shares information about LHDs across country preparing for accreditation.
PHAB's accreditation program is grounded in quality improvement (QI). NACCHO offers resources for health departments as they work to build cultures of continuous QI and prepare for national public health department accreditation. Whether your agency has just begun to incorporate QI principles, or the QI activities are more formal, NACCHO has tools to help.
National Public Health Improvement Initiative
Local and State Health Departments funded under the Affordable Care Act, National Public Health Improvement and Capacity Building Initiatives will receive direct Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) and support in the form of TA, training, tools, resources, and support that will enhance health department capacity to improve internal practices, increase efficiencies and develop and support new infrastructure and systems to increase their effectiveness and efficiency, subsequently enhancing the public health infrastructure and improving health.
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