Accreditation and Performance Improvement
NNPHI and its member institutes support numerous public health improvement initiatives. For instance, NNPHI hosts trainings, webinars, and conferences and manages programs that build the community of practice of public health improvement and facilitate the sharing of resources and best practices. Many of NNPHI’s members support these initiatives and partner with health departments to offer technical assistance in areas related to public health improvement.
In the Spotlight
- Quality Improvement Coaching to Build Capacity Within Health Departments: Reflections and Recommendations (Web)
January/February 2014. Jennifer McKeever and Nikki Rider, NNPHI.
This Journal of Public Health Management and Practice article examines the efficacy of distance-based coaching provided to the health departments that participated in NNPHI’s Quality Improvement (QI) Award Program. It includes an analysis of data from web-based satisfaction surveys along with programmatic data collected through progress reports, coaching logs, and meetings.
- Archived Meeting Materials from the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement (COPPHI) Open Forum for Quality Improvement Now Available (PDF, 386 KB)
November 26, 2013. NNPHI.
The most recent Open Forum was a great opportunity to share inspirational stories, tools, and cutting edge topics in the field of quality improvement in public health. As always, it was open to the public and participants came from a broad cross-section of organizations, including health departments, public health institutes, boards of health, state and national partner organizations, foundations, researchers, and policymakers. Thanks to everyone who helped make the November 2013 Open Forum a huge success!
- Three More Health Departments Accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (Web)
November 19, 2013. Public Health Accreditation Board.
The Public Health Accreditation Board awarded five-year national accreditation status to five public health departments. The decisions bring the number of public health agencies now recognized by PHAB as high-performing health departments to 22. The newly accredited health departments are Kane County Health Department in Aurora, Ill.; the Kenosha County Division of Health in Kenosha, Wis.; and the Licking County Health Department in Newark, Ohio.
- Strengthening the Community of Practice: Accreditation and Quality Improvement in Public Health Progress Report (Web)
September 11, 2013. J. Hannay, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
This Progress Report documents how the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement (COPPHI) has been advancing accreditation and quality improvement in public health since October 2011 through hosting the Open Forum for Quality Improvement (QI), managing the QI Award Program, and promoting the Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX).
- Greater Worcester Region Community Health Improvement Plan (PDF, 2,488 KB)
December 2012. Community Health Improvement Plan Leadership Team.
Health Resources in Action (HRiA), an NNPHI member, provided strategic guidance and facilitation, collected and analyzed data, and developed report deliverables for the Leadership Team and Advisory Committee in the creation of their Community Health Improvement Plan.
- Aligning Illinois for Health Improvement and Equity: Implementation Plan for the Illinois State Health Improvement Plan 2010-2015 (PDF, 755 KB)
October 2012. State Health Improvement Plan Implementation Coordination Council.
The Illinois Public Health Institute, an NNPHI member, helped facilitate the series of large and breakout group meetings, through which the Coordination Council developed action plan goals, strategies, action steps, timelines, etc. to implement their State Health Improvement Plan.
- Embracing Quality in Local Public Health: Michigan’s Quality Improvement Guidebook (PDF, 3,400 KB)
February 2008. Michigan Public Health Institute.
This guidebook is a resource for local health departments wanting to begin or advance implementation of quality improvement (QI). It includes methods, tools, and techniques tested in public health settings.
For more information NNPHI's Accreditation and Performance Improvement activities, please contact Whitney Magendie, Program Coordinator, at .