Helping local health departments improve the quality of community health assessments and community health improvement plans
The Foundation's initiative, Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plans for Public Health Accreditation, was designed to: (1) increase the readiness of local public health departments to apply for national accreditation; (2) improve the quality of community health assessments (CHAs) and community health improvement plans (CHIPs); (3) model successful collaborations among academic institutions, nonprofit hospitals and public health institutes for the purpose of conducting CHAs and developing CHIPs; and (4) work with the Public Health Accreditation Board on the standards and measures applicable to CHAs and CHIPs.The plan for improving the quality of CHAs and CHIPs includes application of the County Health Rankings' multiple-determinants-of-health framework, which emphasizes the importance of socioeconomic factors and health behaviors; a greater focus on identifying and addressing population health disparities; and the application of tools for quality improvement and quality planning in conducting CHAs and CHIPs. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will recruit and manage a cohort of local health departments (LHDs) to conduct CHAs and CHIPs, and provide them with funds, training, consulting, peer mentoring and administrative tools. NACCHO will broadly disseminate the results and develop trainings, tools, promising practices and guidance for use by all LHDs. NACCHO will also manage a core group of consultants and an advisory group to assist in conducting the project and disseminating results to a variety of audiences.
Amount Awarded $1,350,000.00
Awarded on: 12/28/2010
Time frame: 1/1/2011 - 5/31/2013
Grant Number: 68474
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