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PI Curriculum


 
Objective

NACCHO's performance improvement (PI) curriculum is designed to help local health department (LHD) staff implement PI practices and standards within their health departments. This curriculum will allow staff to increase internal alignment and improve effectiveness in helping LHDs to optimize their understanding of PI and recognize its value, leading to improved LHD performance and overall public health practice.

 
 
Competencies
  • Characterize the local public health system and community context
  • Demonstrate methods for communicating the value of PI to stakeholders
  • Demonstrate methods for community member and partner engagement
  • Demonstrate skills to manage PI in the community and agency
  • Describe overarching PI concepts and connections
  • Engage in accreditation preparation
  • Implement comment health improvement planning process
  • Use a performance management system to create a culture of quality improvement
 
 
Unit 1: Understanding Performance Improvement in Local Health Departments

The first unit of the curriculum is intended to provide a conceptual framework for performance improvement at the local level. After completing the courses, participants should be able to describe overarching performance improvement concepts.

 
 
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Introduction to Performance Improvement for Local Health Departments
Module 1: The History of Performance Improvement in Public Health

Module 2: Jargon-Free Performance Improvement

Module 3: Stories from the Field

 
 
 
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Cultivating a Culture of Quality
Module 1: Quality Management Principles

Module 2: Building a Culture of Quality

 
 
 
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Accreditation for Local Health Departments
Module 1: Background on Accreditation in Public Health

Module 2: Local Health Departments and the Public Health Accreditation Process

Module 3: Stories from the Field: Local Health Departments Seeking Accreditation

 
 
 
UNIT 2: Implementing Performance Improvement in Local Health Departments

The second unit of the curriculum is intended to provide practical guidance on how to implement various processes essential to performance improvement in local health departments. After completing the courses, the participant should be able to design and implement processes to characterize the local public health system and community context for a community health assessment, develop a community health improvement plan, use a performance management system, engage in accreditation preparation, and conduct quality improvement.

 
 
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Strategic Planning:
What is Strategic Planning and How Do I Prepare? [through NACCHO University]

Implementing a Strategic Planning Process [through NACCHO University]

 
 
 

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