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Accreditation Preparation & Quality Improvement

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This RFP is for health departments from US Territories and Freely Associated States ONLY. Eligible entities can be found in the RFP.

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Accreditation Preparation and Quality Improvement

NACCHO provides tools, resources, and training opportunities to local health departments (LHDs) to assist in their preparation for accreditation, performance and quality improvement efforts.

  • Performance Improvement is a "A framework which assesses and measures the current level of performance and generates ideas and plans for modifying organizational behavior and infrastructure in order to achieve improvement" (Adapted from International Society for Performance Improvement).
  • Quality Improvement is a "A formal approach to the analysis of performance of a process and systematic, data driven efforts to improve resulting outcomes" (Adapted from Duke University Medical Center).

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PHAB administers the voluntary national accreditation program for state, local, territorial, and tribal health departments. Please visit their site for more information -

National Public Health Improvement Initiative

Local and State Health Departments funded under the Affordable Care Act, National Public Health Improvement and Capacity Building Initiatives will receive direct Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) and support in the form of TA, training, tools, resources, and support that will enhance health department capacity to improve internal practices, increase efficiencies and develop and support new infrastructure and systems to increase their effectiveness and efficiency, subsequently enhancing the public health infrastructure and improving health.

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