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Houston Uses QI to Improve PHAB Documentation


Houston Data.pngAs a grantee in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII), the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) provided quality improvement (QI) training to employees in the department using the Public Health Foundation (PHF) Train-the-Trainer Series. Their QI skills were truly tested as HDHHS began preparing documentation for the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). After assembling documentation for a few dozen PHAB measures, just 16% of the documents “fully or largely met” PHAB requirements. Houston's accreditation workgroup approached the challenge like any other QI project, and following an intense, agency-wide intervention, the percentage of documentation that met the requirements had increased to 81%.


HDHHS received PHAB accreditation in December, 2014. Read the full story here.


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PHF is ready to assist. Contact Margie Beaudry at (202) 218-4415 or You can also submit your information online. Contact PHF to inquire about technical assistance and training.


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