Accreditation Webinar Series

This PHAB webinar  provides first-hand perspectives that will assist participants to:
–Explore various approaches to organizing the accreditation team effort within a health department;
–Describe strategies that accredited health departments have used to build and develop an accreditation team;
–Discuss effective strategies for engaging and developing accreditation team members; and
–Describe the long-term value provided by a health department accreditation team.

Presenters include PHAB staff, as well as individuals leading accreditation efforts in two local health departments: Robert Hines, Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, TX; and Brittany Parker, Franklin County Health Department, Frankfurt, KY.

View the Webinar: Building Your Accreditation Team

View the Slide Set: Building Your Accreditation Team

A webinar on how to optimize your documentation to help your department succeed in the accreditation process through first-hand perspectives. Speakers are Shirley Orr, PHAB Consultant; Marita Chilton, PHAB Accreditation Manager; April Harris, PHAB Accreditation Specialist (and Three Rivers District Health Department at the time the webinar was recorded); Colleen Svoboda and Jeff Soukup, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Slide Set: Creating and Presenting Your Documentation: Tips for Success

Webinar: Creating and Presenting Your Documentation: Tips for Success, may be viewed on You Tube.

This PHAB webinar provides first-hand perspectives that will assist participants to:
–Discuss the purpose and standard components of the PHAB site visit
–Describe effective strategies for preparing health department staff members for the site visit
–Describe effective strategies for preparing community partners and stakeholders for the site visit, and
–Discuss practical ways to maximize the outcome and benefits of the site visit.

Presenters include PHAB staff as well as individuals leading accreditation efforts in two accredited health departments: Jennifer Valentine, Knox County Health Department in Knoxville, TN; and Mimi Ujiie, Utah Department of Health in Salt Lake City, Utah.

View the Webinar: Preparing for the PHAB Site Visit

View the Slide Set: Preparing for the PHAB Site Visit

View the Handouts:

Community Engagement Approach

Domain Leaders Meeting: Preparing for Mock Site Visit

How to Use e-PHAB

Mock Site Visitors Salt Lake City Weekend Activities

Guide Book for Site Visitor

Notes From Mock Site Visit

PHAB Entrance Conference Presentation

Site Visit Preparation Checklist

SV Prep webinar Q and A

Walk Through UDOH

Individuals who lead public health performance management efforts at state and local health departments join PHAB staff to:
–Discuss the requirements for performance management as detailed in the PHAB Standards and Measures,
–Develop a strategy for identifying and monitoring agency performance measures,
–Describe a range of tools that health departments may use within their system for performance management, and
–Explore multiple tools and strategies currently being implemented through accredited health departments to support performance management.

View the Webinar

PM webinar 11.16.17

Additional materials: Performance Management:  Finding a Fit for your Health Department webinar co-presenter Megan DiMeglio of the Norwalk, Connecticut, Public Health Department, has shared examples of spreadsheets used in the agency’s performance management process. The spreadsheets are posted below. If you have questions or would like additional information related to the use of these spreadsheets, please contact Megan at [email protected]

Administration Performance Dashboard FY 2016

Division Dashboard FY 16-17

Environmental Health Performance Dashboard and Activity Reports FY 2016

FY 16-17 Annual Analysis Environmental Services

Individuals leading health equity work at local health departments join PHAB staff in an exploration of the specific PHAB Standards that address collaborative efforts to advance health equity. The discussion includes the multiple ways in which health departments collaborate with community partners to promote health equity and a culture of health, and strategies currently being implemented through accredited health departments to advance health equity in the populations they serve.

Advancing Health Equity through the PHAB Standards (May 31, 2017)

Slide Set: Advancing Health Equity through the PHAB Standards

Health Equity in the PHAB Standards and Measures (Version 1.5)

Selected Health Equity Resources

Health and Equity Policy Analysis Project

An Introduction to PHAB Reaccreditation (February 9, 2017)

Robin Wilcox, Chief Program Officer at PHAB, provides an overview on the reaccreditation process and the Standards and Measures. The discussion includes outcomes reporting, timelines, and narrative forms.

An Introduction to PHAB Reaccreditation

Slide Set: An Introduction to PHAB Reaccreditation

Reaccreditation FAQ: View or download this six-page packet of important questions and answers related to reaccreditation. (February 2017)

The webinar may also be viewed on You Tube.

Web Modules

PHAB’s online training modules have been developed to assist applicants and site visitors with specific aspects of the roles they will fulfill in the accreditation process. The training modules are intended to supplement and reinforce the in-person training. The online training modules and conferences are available at www.cecentral.com/phab, and are hosted by PHAB education partner CECentral through the University of Kentucky.

This module details the various elements that must be considered and planned in hosting the site visit, including details about travel logistics, the agenda, interviews and the needs of site visitors while inside the health department.
This module details the various elements site visitors must know to lead a proper and informative site visit. It includes information on the agenda, interviews, and the role and behavior of site visitors during the on-site time at the health department.

Site Visitor e-PHAB Refresher (requires password)

This module explains how to use e-PHAB to review documentation, to write comments and notes, and to build the site visit report. This refresher, a review of the e-PHAB system from the in-person training, takes the site visitor from log-in to completing the site visit report.
This module explains the various tabs within e-PHAB that the applicant will use to upload documentation. Included are aspects of submitting documentation, submitting documents for re-opened measures, and communication through the “notes” and “ask PHAB” features. The module is presented both in its entirety and as mini-modules that focus on specific elements in using e-PHAB.
This module contains information for applicant health departments, including the legal agreement between the applicant and PHAB, communication, and confidentiality.
This module contains information for anyone who serves as a PHAB site visitor. It includes information on conflicts of interest, the site visitor agreement, communication, and confidentiality.

Continuing Education Credit

Credit for continuing education (CE) is available to all who watch these trainings. To receive credit, register on the CECentral site and log in prior to watching a training, or when prompted. After completing the training, complete the short quiz/evaluation. A CE certificate will be available for printing.