National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS)
The National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS) provide a framework to assess capacity and performance of the local public health system, which can help identify areas for system improvement, strengthen partnerships, and ensure that a strong system is in place for addressing public health issues. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.
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Benefits of Conducting the Assessment:
This assessment is a 97 page PDF document with model standards to guide completion of the assessment. The questions in the assessment are used to determine how well the standards are being met.
Modifications introduced in Version 3.0 instruments have been field tested and/or reviewed by subject matter experts or select members of the target audience.
This 269 page PDF document is for the NPHPS Local Assessment facilitators. The purpose of this guide is to provide facilitators with practical guidance, helpful tips, and sample tools for facilitating completion of the NPHPS Local Instrument.
This 96 page PDF document can be used to plan conducting the NPHPS Local Assessment. The Implementation Guide provides guidance, helpful tips, and sample tools for planning, implementing, and using results from the Local Instrument.
Please note data limitations. There are a number of limitations to the NPHPS assessment data due to self-report, wide variations in the breadth and knowledge of participants, the variety of assessment methods used, and differences in interpretation of assessment questions. Data and resultant information should not be interpreted to reflect the capacity of performance of any single agency or organizations. Use of NPHPS generated data and associated recommendations are limited to guiding an overall public health infrastructure and performance improvement process for the public health system as determined by organizations involved in the assessment.
This 20 page PDF document lists acronyms and defines terms used in the NPHPS local, state and governance instruments.
Use this Word document to make copies of the participant voting cards.
This document explores the connections among several performance improvement processes and standards, including Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), NPHPS, and the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB's) Standards and Measures Version 1.0. Communities can use this document to plan how best to leverage their MAPP and NPHPS efforts toward accreditation preparation.