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NACCHO's Accreditation Preparation & Quality Improvement E-Newsletter 
May 2011
Vol. 23
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Welcome to the latest edition of accreditNATION, NACCHO's periodic Accreditation Preparation & Quality Improvement E-Newsletter. 

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Article3Survey: NACCHO's Accreditation Preparation & QI Resources  


NACCHO is committed to further developing our capacity to provide relevant and timely information and useful tools and resources around accreditation preparation and quality improvement (QI). In an effort to understand how to improve, NACCHO is disseminating this survey to all accreditNATION subscribers to gather candid feedback. The first fifty respondents that complete and submit the survey will receive a free Public Health Memory Jogger! Please note that if you would like to receive a Memory Jogger you must provide your name and contact information.However, results will be analyzed anonymously.This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. We thank you in advance for your candid and thoughtful responses. Click here to take the survey.  

article1Upcoming NACCHO Webinar: May 26th: Restructuring an LHD Based on the PHAB Standards


Local health departments across the country are striving to improve their quality of service even while facing budget and staffing cuts. NACCHO's next webinar will feature the story of one such organization. "Making the Best of a Bad Situation: One LHD's Restructuring for Sustainability and Accreditation" will describe the journey of Kane County Health Department (KCHD) in Illinois as they restructured the agency, around the PHAB standards, as a result of significant budget and staff cuts.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:  
  • Describe the economic crisis faced by KCHD
  • Explain how and why the agency restructured around the PHAB standards
  • Describe how the structure, function, and workforce of the agency were reorganized
  • Understand KCHD's plan for sustainability and improvement

This free webinar will be held on Thursday, May 26 from 3:00PM - 4:30PM EDT. For more information, or to register, visit: Please note registration is limited and is available on a first come basis.  An archive will be available after the webinar. Please contact Lowrie Ward at or (202) 507-4196 with questions.

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