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Center for Performance Management

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In 2010, CDC released $42.5 million, supported through the Prevention and Public Health Fund of the Affordable Care Act, to fund 76 state, tribal, local and territorial health departments. Kentucky was a recipient of this grant funding for the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII).

This is a five-year cooperative agreement program called Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes.

It provides local health departments (LHDs) and Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) with needed resources to make fundamental changes in their organizations and practices, so that they can improve the delivery of public health services.

The Center for Performance Management provides leadership and infrastructure for the development and operation of a complete public health performance system in the commonwealth that will create a culture of continuous quality improvement at DPH and LHDs.

Implementation of the performance improvement system, through which individual programs and operations will be evaluated and improved, will increase the capacity and ability of the LHDs to meet national public health standards such as those of the Public Health Accreditation Board. DPH plans to apply for accreditation by 2014.

Have a question related to accreditation, performance management, or quality improvement? Email us at CPM.KDPH@ky.gov

A Sample of Our Deliverables
  • State Health Assessment (Healthy Kentuckians 2020 serves as foundation)*
  • State Health Improvement Plan (Health Kentuckians 2020 serves as foundation)*
  • Agency Strategic Plan*
  • Quality Improvement Plan
  • Workforce Development Plan
  • Training and technical assistance to LHDs

*indicates a PHAB requirement

State Resources

Rona Dawson
State Accreditation Coordinator

Kentucky has a unique group of Kentucky Department for Public Health  (DPH) employees that works on accreditation. They are called the Accreditation Readiness Team or ART. ART members are comprised of division directors, program managers, and senior leadership. Kentucky plans to apply for accreditation in 2014.

To start down the road of preparing for accreditation, DPH employees should first become familiar with the accreditation process and standards. A good place to start is with the following resources:

Public Health Accreditation Board

PHAB requires certain plans to be in place when applying for agency accreditation

Click on the links below for more information about DPH plans:

Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) provides tools and technical support to its members who are pursuing accreditation

Useful links from ASTHO:

Books:

  • The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook by Ron Bialek, Grace L. Duffy and John W. Moran; ISBN-13; 978-0-87389-758-7
  • The Public Health Memory Jogger II - developed in partnership between GOAL/QPC and the Public Health Foundation; ISBN-13; 978-1-57681-101-6. A pocket guide of tools for continuous improvement and effective planning.
LHD Resources

 Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is an excellent source of information, as PHAB is the accrediting body for public health. Sign up for the PHAB newsletter to get the latest news and events sent straight to your inbox.

Useful links from PHAB:

National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) provides tools and resources for county health departments (CHDs) interested in accreditation preparation and quality improvement. Sign up for NACCHO accreditNATION e-newsletter.

Useful links from NACCHO:

National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP), organized around the 10 Essential Public Health Services, helps state and local health departments identify activities to recognize strengths and opportunities for improvement which will be valuable in preparing for accreditation.

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) - Activities completed through the MAPP process for community-driven strategic planning help demonstrate CHD fulfillment of the Operational Definition of a Functional Local Health Department standards. Accreditation standards and measures for local health departments are based, in part, on this operation definition.

Useful links for MAPP:

Books:

  • The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook by Ron Bialek, Grace L. Duffy and John W. Moran; ISBN-13; 978-0-87389-758-7
  • The Public Health Memory Jogger II - developed in partnership between GOAL/QPC and the Publich Health Foundation; ISBN-13; 978-1-57681-101-6. A pocket guide of tools for continuous improvement and effective planning.

Building a QI Culture at a Local Health Department

There is a Local Health Department Accreditation Coordinators Workgroup that meets after the KHDA meeting on the third Tuesday of every month from 2-4 p.m. For more information regarding this group, please contact us. It is an extremely valuable group for information sharing, lessons learned and networking.

 

Have a question? Need help getting started? E-mail us. 

 

Assessments and Surveys
 

Please click here to provide input to the Kentucky State Health Improvement Plan.  Your feedback is extremely valued!

Click here to review the Kentucky State Health Assessment and click here to provide feedback.

Click here to review the Healthy Kentuckians 2020 document and click here provide feedback.

 

Last Updated 9/27/2013
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