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ISSUE #12:  
MARCH 2009
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First of all, I want to say thanks to all of you who have wished me success in my new role. I appreciate all of your good wishes.

We are midway through the vetting process for the draft standards and measures, and on behalf of PHAB I would like to say thank you to those that have already provided thoughtful comments and suggestions. For those that have not yet shared your feedback, this issue of the PHAB newsletter is dedicated to highlighting the multitude of opportunities and formats for you to share your comments. Remember, there are only 44 days left!
Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN
PHAB President & CEO

Draft Standards & Measures Available!

PHAB released the draft standards for voluntary state, local, and territorial health department accreditation, and they are available for public comment through April 30, 2009. PHAB is working closely with tribal partners to develop standards for tribal health departments that are consistent with the draft state, local, and territorial standards. To review the standards and measures or provide feedback, visit the PHAB Standards Web site

PHAB Wants Your Ideas! Submit Comments Online
PHAB is seeking public feedback on the draft Mature woman typingstandards and measures, and wants your ideas and suggestions on how to make them the "best of the best." Visit the Vetting Page of the PHAB Web site and scroll to the survey that describes your organization (state, local, etc.). The online survey offers the best way to provide comprehensive feedback. Submit your comments online today! 

Get Involved!  

PHAB is offering a variety of opportunities for learning about the draft standards and measures, and methods for providing comments, including:   More details about the standards vetting process, along with webcast registration and archived webcasts are available on the PHAB Web site.

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PHAB is committed to communicating updates and information about the development of the accreditation program. The latest question is:
How will comments submitted be reviewed?
Every comment received will be carefully considered by The National Opinion Research Center (NORC), a not-for-profit social science research organization that is conducting analysis for this vetting process on behalf of PHAB. NORC will synthesize all the comments and findings and report back to PHAB. Names will not be used in that report, or associated with specific comments. The PHAB Standards Development Workgroup will review the NORC report and make recommendations for revision.