Accreditation Support Initiative
NACCHO/CDC Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support has provided funding to NACCHO for the Accreditation Support Initiatives (ASIs). The ASIs are intended to stimulate quality improvement and promote the readiness of health departments to seek voluntary national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Project activities include efforts to meet the identified PHAB prerequisites, achievement of PHAB standards and measures, and offsetting accreditation fees (up to 50 percent of the total fee). Three iterations of the ASI have been completed (2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013, and 2013-2014), and the fourth is underway. This initiative provides direct, targeted funding to recipients and demonstrates how relatively small amounts of funding can be of great interest and value to health departments in their accreditation readiness efforts. Descriptions of the 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015) funded sites and their deliverables are linked below.
NACCHO is pleased to announce the selection of 10 local health departments (LHDs) for the 2014 - 2015 Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI), which will run through May 2015. Please visit the page below for more information.