PHF E-News brings you the latest ideas and tools to address the role of quality improvement in the public health accreditation process.
The Tools You Need to Prepare for Public Health Accreditation - Domain 9 Standards
Health Departments are beginning to prepare and compile materials for the Public Health Accreditation Board's voluntary accreditation program set to launch on September 14, 2011. PHF has the tools to help you prepare for and successfully meet the requirements of Domain 9: evaluate and continuously improve health department process, programs, and interventions.
Training Your Workforce on Accreditation and Quality Improvement
Quality improvement and accreditation are invaluable within the field of public health in both its development and advancement. Until now, there has not been a national accreditation program to confirm that public health departments are providing and constantly advancing the quality of services delivered to their communities. State, tribal, and local health departments throughout the country have been experiencing great enthusiasm for this new national accreditation program.
Test Drive the Newly Enhanced Public Health Improvement Resource Center
Add Quality Improvement Books to Your Reading List
By effectively using quality improvement tools and techniques, you can improve your community's health. PHF offers several resources that promote improving the quality of programs and interventions. Among these are: The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook, an anthology of chapters written by quality improvement experts that presents methods and techniques to maximize outcomes and expand collaboration efforts, and Quality Function Deployment & Lean Six Sigma Applications in Public Health, which is designed to help public health agencies implement quality improvement while using limited resources.
In Our Next Issue...
Stay tuned for next month's issue of PHF E-News, which will cover Domain 8 of the PHAB Standards. Domain 8 addresses the need for a trained, competent health department workforce to ensure effective public health practice.
Articles will focus on how health departments can:
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