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Annual accreditNATION survey
In an effort to understand how to improve accreditation preparation and quality improvement resources and technical assistance, 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 NACCHO flashdrive pre-loaded with NACCHO's most popular accreditation and QI resources. Please note that if you would like to receive a flashdrive you must provide your name and contact information, however all results will be analyzed anonymously. This survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. We thank you in advance for your candid and thoughtful responses. Click here to take the survey.
- Conducting a Local Health Department Strategic Planning Process: Wednesday, May 16, at 3PM ET. Whether your agency is embarking on its first iteration of a strategic planning process or revising the document to align with the PHAB standards, this webinar will provide an overview of the steps in a strategic planning process and highlight the PHAB requirements. For more information and to register, click here. For information about other strategic planning resources, see last week's accreditNATION special announcement.
- Performance Improvement Technical Assistance Webinar: Thursday, May 10 at 2PM ET. The topic of the May webinar is: Considering Health Equity in Community Health Improvement Planning. These webinars are designed to respond to timely, common technical assistance (TA) requests related to accreditation, community health assessment and improvement planning processes, Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) and more. To submit a question specific to this topic for the May event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.naccho.org/PITeleconference for more information and to register.
- Free webinar to showcase Profile-IQ: Friday, May 11 at 2PM ET. NACCHO is pleased to announce a free webinar on Profile-IQ, a user-friendly online data query system. This web tool provides up-to-date statistics on local health department (LHD) finance, workforce, and activities based on information collected by NACCHO's 2010 National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study. Profile-IQ is useful to anyone interested in local public health including practitioners and policymakers at the local, state, and federal level; researchers; students; the media; educators; and the public. To register for this webinar, click here.
- Integration and Interoperability Across Public Health, Human Services, and Clinical Systems: Thursday, May 3 at 1PM ET. PHAB's standards and measures underscore the importance of using technology to improve service to the community. Join NACCHO on Thursday, May 3rd from 1-2 PM EDT for a webinar that will highlight the collaborative work by Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and Stewards of Change (an organization dedicated to providing human service organizations with the latest innovations to take social change to scale and improve the health and socio-economic outcomes of communities). Find out more information and register here.
Accreditation Coordinators Learning Community: Accreditation Coordinators from local health departments that have applied to PHAB are invited to join NACCHO's Accreditation Coordinators Learning Community. Members of this community share resources and ideas through an online network. Examples of recent discussions include tips for conducting a mock site visit with your community and how to celebrate accreditation accomplishments. In August 2012, the group will meet in person to share ideas for site visits and to support NACCHO's development of resources for Accreditation Coordinators. To learn more about the Accreditation Coordinators Learning Community, visit www.naccho.org/apply or contact Lowrie Ward at email@example.com.
New Story from the Field: Sedgwick County, KS
: Read about Sedgwick County Health Department's journey towards a culture of quality improvement in their new Story from the Field
, available online now