Exploring tribal public health accreditation project

This project will convene a strategic planning team of partners to develop a strategy for advancing voluntary public health accreditation and public health standards with Indian Country. The team's charge will include identifying the strengths and barriers to accreditation, assessing the feasibility of advancing accreditation and developing a strategic implementation plan for Tribal entities. The team will be comprised of National Indian Health Board board members, tribal health directors, public health opinion leaders, local health agencies, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, National Association of County and City Health Officials, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Project deliverables will include: (1) report from the survey of accreditation and performance standard efforts in Indian Country including a survey of the literature and case studies for review; (2) reports from surveys conducted with the public at different Tribal conferences; (3) reports from individual interviews and focus groups on the perceptions of public health accreditation; and (4) strategic plan including an assessment of feasibility and an implementation steps for promoting public health accreditation with Indian Country

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $314,586.00

Awarded on: 3/4/2008

Time frame: 4/15/2008 - 9/30/2009

Grant Number: 63865


National Indian Health Board

926 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.
Washington, 20003-2140


Stacy A. Bohlen
Project Director


Aimee L. Centivany
Project Director