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IN THIS ISSUE: Microsoft Teams update, Deadline for AAC Advisory Council representatives, Rescheduled Accreditation 101 Training and more…

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 North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Program and Microsoft Teams 
Thanks to everyone who was able to join the Microsoft Teams Orientation Webinar on Monday October 8.  If you were not able to join, or if you would like a refresher on using the North Carolina Local Health Department (NCLHDA) Team, the archived webinar can be found in the “General” channel in the NCLHD Accreditation Program Team page.

It looks like everyone is getting up and running with Microsoft Teams, questions have been posed and resources have been shared for several of the Activities. If you haven’t visited Teams lately, you may want to see if you have any additional resources or suggestions to share. Please continue to let us know how Teams is working for you. As a reminder, we will no longer be using the NCLHD Accreditation AAC Listserv after January 22; we will only be using Teams.

Teams tip: When you are replying to a question or a post, if you hit the “reply” button directly under the post, it will keep the entire conversation in one thread.

When you are replying to a question or a post, if you hit the “reply” button directly under the post, it will keep the entire conversation in one thread.

New to Accreditation?
If you are new to Accreditation or just need a reminder about the documents and resources that can assist you with the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation processes, visit the New to Accreditation? page of this site.

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Accreditation in Action

Reminder: Agency Accreditation Coordinator (AAC) Advisory Council
Thank you to all the Regional Workgroups that have sent us their representative for the AAC Advisory Council. If you have not, please send the name of your representative by December 3, 2018 to The Advisory Council will be composed of eight members, one representative from each of the regional workgroups and At-Large members will be selected for areas where a regional workgroup does not exist. Advisory Council members will serve two-year staggered terms. The expected commitment is no more than four hours a month for advisement on workshop planning and changes to the HDSAI Interpretation document, as well as piloting new tools and resources. The first meeting of this Council will be in January 2018.

Accreditation 101: Team-Based Trainings
We can accommodate a limited number of these trainings each year and have begun to fulfill requests for 2018-2019. These trainings are offered through an AHEC technical assistance request. If you would like to hold a training, please reach out to make your request. If you are interested in the Team-Based Training, we encourage you to consider incorporating the training into a currently planned regional meeting. If you would like additional information or have questions regarding this training, please find details on this website or contact us at

“…you did an EXCELLENT job of making team members feel like an important and necessary part of the process as individuals, and you did an EXCELLENT job of stressing the importance of tackling accreditation as a team…”
– Candice DuVernois, RN, MPH
Lincoln County Health Department

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Key Dates

NCLHDA Board Meeting: November 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the N.C. Division of Public Health, 5605 Six Forks Rd., in the Cardinal Meeting Room. The agenda will be posted by November 13.

Accreditation 101: New AAC Training: The New AAC Training has been rescheduled along with the NCPHA fall conference due to Hurricane Florence. The training will be held December 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, Charlotte, N.C.  Registration for the training at: If you are already registered for the training, you do not need to register again; your registration will transfer.

NCLHDA Update Webinar: January 22, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. More details will be available closer to the webinar date.

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We Want to Hear From You

Share your tips and tricks for accreditation success with other local health departments across the state. If you have a tip or trick that you would like to share, send a summary, no more than 500 words including the activity addressed and any lessons learned. Please send your submission to Stories will be shared via these monthly highlights.
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