|9:00 AM - 5:00 PM||
Using Performance Managment and Quality Improvement
Process and tools to integrate performance management and quality improvement throughout the organization.
Robert A. Hines, Jr. MSPH, Epidemiologist
Ololade Coker, MPH, MS, Epidemiologist
Performance Improvement and Accreditation Team
Houston Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau of Epidemiology, Office of Surveillance and Public Health Preparedness
|9:00 AM - 5:00 PM||
Documentation for PHAB Accreditation
Discuss what should be the starting points in preparation of accreditation documentation; the key elements to evaluate and select documentation; define the general features PHAB requires of all documents; to develop skills in reviewing and assessing documentation - using the Standards & Measures, Version 1.0, by evaluating sample documents from a fictional health department.
David Stone, Education Specialist
Public Health Accreditation Board
|8:30 AM - 3:00 PM||
Preparing For and Attaining Public Health Accreditation - Stories from Two LHDs on the Path
8:30am - 10:15am - Conducting a gap analysis on readiness to meet the public health accreditation standards and measures
To assess Andrews County Health Department's (ACHD) readiness for national accreditation, the staff conducted a gap analysis to compare ACHD's policies, procedures, and practices to the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Standards and Measures Version 1.0 (2011) documentation requirements. Method: Quality Improvement Gap Analysis. Setting: ACHD serves a population jurisdiction of < 15,000. Purpose: The presentation will define gap analysis and describe the three-step process ACHD employed to determine compliance with the PHAB standards and measures. The process consists of determining standards, assessing the organization compliance with standards, and using the information to create an action plan. Conclusion: Gap analysis was a useful planning methodology to determine ACHD's readiness for national accreditation. ACHD staff believes achieving agency accreditation is a realistic goal for the future and estimates taking five years to meet all identified gaps.
Deb McCullough, DNP, RN, FNP, Director
Andrews County Health Department
10:30am - 3:30pm - A case study of a local health department's experience going from a PHAB Beta-test site to a newly PHAB accredited LHD
Unique experiences will be shared by staff that led the application process for public health accreditation, including successes and pitfalls that will be very valuable as health departments become directly involved.
Keith Reed, RN, MPH, CPH, Director
Center for Wellness, Oklahoma State Department of Health
Former Director, Comanche County Health Department, Oklahoma
|3:30 PM - 4:00 PM||
Wrap and Closing Remarks