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A New Tool for Health Officer Performance Review

NWCPHP has recently developed a performance review template for local health officers.

July 22, 2011

In today's fast-paced public health environment, it's a challenge for busy local health officers to obtain objective feedback on their performance. Yet this feedback is critical for supporting the effectiveness of health officers and their health jurisdictions.

With this in mind, NWCPHP has recently developed a performance review template for local health officers. This template is a streamlined version of a recent evaluation NWCPHP conducted for a local health officer in the region.

The newly-designed template provides guidelines for the methods, analysis, and reporting components of a local health officer evaluation. In addition, the template contains instruments for both key informant interviews and web-based surveys. The template is flexible enough to be adapted to match the interests, needs, and resources of a variety of local health officers and local health jurisdictions.

On Monday, October 17, 2011, NWCPHP Assistant Director, Luann D’Ambrosio and Research Assistant Claire Rainey will give a presentation on the development of this template at the Washington State Public Health Association’s 2011 Joint Conference on Health. Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, Local Health Officer at Kitsap County Health District will also present during this session.

If you would be interested in learning more about this template, please contact Luann D’Ambrosio at ldambr@u.washington.edu.

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