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). Two iterations of the ASI have been completed (2011 - 2012 and 2012 - 2013), and the third 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, and 2013-2014 funded sites and their deliverables are linked below.