NACCHO Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program
The Mentorship Program for the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) is funded through a five-year cooperative agreement between NACCHO and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Mentorship Program provides opportunities for local health department (LHD) staff to learn about the Retail Program Standards through active participation and training, share experiences and develop tools and resources related to the Retail Program Standards, and support the ongoing effort to increase the use of the Retail Program Standards nationwide. LHDs seeking assistance on the Retail Program Standards were matched to seasoned Retail Program Standards mentors from a LHD to help progress the work towards meeting Retail Program Standards while building sustained capacity within the LHD.
Mentors are encouraged to assist mentee LHDs in preparing for self-assessments and verification audits and in developing improvement plans. Through the program, NACCHO has gathered a wide variety of qualitative data about the Retail Program Standards from the perspective of the LHD. Click here to learn more about NACCHO's Mentorship Program.
In the Spotlight
NACCHO University Vodcast Highlights the Connections between FDA Retail Program Standards and Public Health Accreditation
Connecting FDA Retail Program Standards and Public Health Accreditation, a new NACCHO University vodcast, highlights how the FDA’s Retail Program Standards and the Public Health Accreditation Board’s (PHAB’s) Standards and Measures complement each other. The vodcast also demonstrates how local health departments have applied their knowledge regarding the Retail program Standards to meet required PHAB documentation. Representatives from three different LHDs share their experiences. More »
New Sharing Session
During this session, two local health department that participated in NACCHO's mentorship program shared lessons learned, successful strategies, and tactics on how to get started with the FDA Retail Program Standards. Click on more to view the sharing session and obtain resources. More »
Blogs on the Mentorship Program and Retail Program Standards
This blog post discusses how the mentorship program helps improve retail food regulatory programs across the nation.Improving the Quality of Public Health Practice through PHAB’s Accreditation Program and the FDA Retail Program Standards
This blog post discusses how the Retail Program Standards and PHAB's accrediation progress are complementary efforts in improving the quality of public health practice.NACCHO Announces Fourth Cohort for Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program
This blog posts announces the selection of a fourth cohort of participants in its Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program