Leading through Public Health Accreditation
Public Health Department Accreditation is a systematic process to measure a health department’s performance against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused, and evidenced-based standards. It assesses a health department’s ability to effectively manage staff and processes, maintain strong communication with stakeholders, the public, and the governing entities, and to carry out the ten Essential Public Health Services. It is comprehensive and can be daunting. In this video, health agency leaders – Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt (SHO-DC), Catherine de la Cruz-Duran (SHO-designee-PR), and several performance improvement staff members – describe their experiences with accreditation and share practical strategies to engage staff and demonstrate the capabilities of your health agency.