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NPHII Accreditation Readiness and Performance Improvement Tools & Resources


NACCHO has developed several tools and resources for NPHII grantees in the areas of Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation preparation and performance improvement. NACCHO's Accreditation Preparation page contains a comprehensive list of available resources. The resources below are highlighted as tools that might be particularly useful for NPHII grantees.

Archived NACCHO Webinars
Several webinars focusing on accreditation preparation and performance improvement can be found in the webinar archives. Click here to view these webinars and others: 

  • Accreditation and Community Benefit
  • Accreditation and Health Equity
  • Accreditation Prerequisites
NACCHO has collected information about accreditation and quality improvement efforts across the country:
  • To Be or Not To Be: Accredited. A study on incentives to promote public health accreditation. This report was developed by Lee Thielen in partnership with NACCHO, CDC, APHA, and ASTHO.
  • NPHII Stories From the Field: Fall 2013. In 2012, CDC awarded $33.5 million to 73 State, local, tribal and territorial health departments to invest in carefully selected new activities to measure and improve their performance. This document describes the achievements of four of the local grantees and illustrates specifically how these grants have enabled groundbreaking work in public health performance improvement and what lessons were learned that can benefit all health departments.
Accreditation Prerequisites
Several NACCHO resources directly relate to the prerequisites for national accreditation: a community health assessment (CHA), a community health improvement plan (CHIP), and an agency strategic plan:

Collecting and Organizing Documentation for Accreditation
NACCHO has several resources for collecting and organizing documentation:

  • Electronic Documentation Library. NACCHO houses examples of documentation used by local health departments to submit to PHAB for accreditation review. These examples can serve as a reference for other health departments preparing for accreditation.

  • Documentation Selection Tools: These tools are designed to facilitate the process of accreditation preparation in local health departments. There are several tools available that highlight connections between measures that appear across different PHAB domains, simplify the preparation of major documents required by PHAB, and drive efficiencies in assigning and organizing the documentation collection process.

Contact Jessica Solomon Fisher with questions at