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A New Public Health for the 21st Century

August 18, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Patrick Libbey cover the national trend toward public health performance and quality improvement initiatives, including accreditation efforts.

Quick Facts

Topics: Accreditation & Quality Improvement, Law and Policy & Ethics

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Patrick Libbey cover the national trend toward public health performance and quality improvement initiatives, including accreditation efforts. Thought-provoking observations about the future of public health and the relationship between health reform and public health transitions are also addressed.

Air date: August 18, 2009

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the national trend toward performance and quality improvement in public health
  • Discuss the key public health elements included in the health reform discussions
  • Recognize the potential future scenarios for public health practice

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses; Local and state emergency management staff; Public health educators; Policy makers and advisors

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Accreditation & Quality Improvement, Law and Policy & Ethics

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, is President and CEO of the Public Health Accreditation Board since January 2009. She has over 25 years experience in local and state public health and served for 6 years as Dean of the University of MS School of Nursing. She is active in national public health organizations and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Patrick M. Libbey, BA is working as a consultant in public health systems and organizational issues including current work for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examining regionalization of local public health systems and services. Starting in 2002, he served for six years as the Executive Director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Prior to his time at NACCHO, Mr. Libbey was a local health official for over 25 years in Washington State. He has served in a wide range of leadership positions in the public health field at the local, state and national levels. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors for the Nurse Family Partnership and Public Health Enterprises, Inc.

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