Each of the modules is intended as a stand-alone presentation and is designed to emphasize some aspect of the accreditation process. If you complete all modules in one sitting, the modules will contain information that will reinforce content in the previous module or will elaborate upon the earlier information. If the modules are completed one at a time, some content will serve as a refresher for a previous module. The material is intended to show you the importance of various activities within the accreditation process steps.
While the orientation is available to anyone who has an interest in national public health department accreditation, Accreditation Coordinators and health department directors must complete the orientation prior to the health department submitting an application to PHAB. Accreditation Coordinators or health department directors may also desire to use the modules for staff or governance meetings.
Modules 1 and 2 will appeal to anyone who has a desire to learn more about national public health department accreditation and the PHAB accreditation process. Module 3 targets Accreditation Coordinators, accreditation teams, and others who will be leading the health department through the accreditation process. Module 4 also targets Accreditation Coordinators and teams, and those who will be responsible for collecting documentation for the standards and measures.
The completion of the online orientation is a requirement for any applicant public health department prior to the submission of the application. The health department director and the Accreditation Coordinator must complete the full orientation. A PIN is no longer required to apply for accreditation. There is no required quiz or evaluation to receive credit.
Go to the Online Accreditation Orientation to get started today. (In doing so, you will be leaving the PHAB website and will be directed to the online orientation on the Bridge portal.)
It will be helpful to read the Bridge User Guide prior to going to the orientation. The guide instructs on how to register and how to use the portal.
If you have any questions, email [email protected]