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No-Cost Pilot Coaching Series Offers Accreditation Help

NWCPHP is offering a pilot coaching series to provide public health agencies starting the accreditation process with more guidance from accreditation experts.

NWCPHP is offering a pilot coaching series to provide public health agencies starting the accreditation process with more guidance from accreditation experts.

April 10, 2012

The hardest part of the national public health accreditation process may be found in the details. Correctly compiling all the required elements for your unique organization is no easy task.

That’s why NWCPHP is offering a pilot coaching series at no cost to help public health agencies that have started the process and would like more guidance from accreditation experts.

“There are plenty of opportunities available for generalized training about national accreditation,” said Jack Thompson, MSW, one of the series’ instructors. “We have found that a number of our partners need more support once their organizations get started.”

Once an agency commits to earning national accreditation, lots of questions begin to arise like: What’s the first step in doing our Community Health Assessment? How do we create a Community Health Improvement Plan? What kind of documentation fits the bill for our evidence of process?

The pilot coaching series, available for 10–15 participants, will address questions like these through three one-on-one sessions and three web-based group sessions, led by Thompson and Grace Gorenflo, MPH, RN. Both instructors have been closely involved with the national accreditation movement.

Participants will be matched up with either Thompson or Gorenflo, who will then review and give individualized feedback. Group sessions will address broader topics and facilitate an ongoing learning community that participants can also use for support.

“This series is really meant for people who are ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work on the process,” said Gorenflo. “Our goal is to give each participant practical feedback based on their unique organization and put them on the road to successful accreditation.”

The coaching series kicks off with a general update on current accreditation issues at the Hot Topics webinar on April 24, which can either be viewed live or on-demand. One-on-one and group sessions will take place from May through July.

Applications are due May 1.

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