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North Carolina Local Health Department 
Accreditation Program
Monthly Highlights
March 2019


Accreditation 101: New Agency Accreditation Coordinator Training April 25, 2019
All new AACs, co-AACs or backup AACs are encouraged to join us for this interactive training that provides an orientation to the accreditation process, a basic overview of the new online Dashboard for evidence submission and review, and tips for being a successful AAC. Please note this is not for experienced AACs. The training will be held April 25, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lida Blalock Hall (next to the Wilson County Health Department), 1801 Glendale Drive, Wilson, N.C. 27893.

To register, visit Registration fee is $60 and limited to 25. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Annual Workshop–Save the Date for August 8-9, 2019
The NCLHD Accreditation Program’s Annual Skills-Building Workshop will be held August 8-9, 2019 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The workshop will focus on the new online Dashboard for evidence submission, and strategies for on-boarding staff. Registration will open in May and extend through July with an expected registration fee of $165. The workshop is tailored to AACs, backup AACs and co-AACs, although other interested staff are welcome to attend.  All AACs are highly encouraged to attend in order to learn how to use the Dashboard.  Attendance will be limited to 120 people.



VMSG Dashboard Rollout
The counties that are going through their site visit process in fall 2019 have received access to the Dashboard and have participated in a training webinar on how to use the Dashboard. All health departments will be added to the Dashboard by the end of July 2019. We will be notifying all health departments of when your agency will receive access to the Dashboard in the near future.

VMSG Dashboard – More than just NCLHD Accreditation  
As a reminder, the Dashboard has performance management features that go beyond the NCLHD Accreditation program. All health departments will have access to these features. You can view an overview of the Dashboard and how it can be used beyond the Accreditation program.

Annual Survey 
Each year, the NCLHD Accreditation program administers a survey to get your feedback into the program. The survey identifies areas of quality improvement in the NCLHD Accreditation Program. We would like to hear from AACs, health directors and other Accreditation team members from every health department in the state.  The survey will be administered between April 3- May 3, 2019. All AACs and health directors will be emailed the survey link and can share it within their health departments. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

Driving the Future: An Assessment of N.C. Local Public Health Training needs
All local health departments in N.C. are being asked to complete a survey of public health training needs. There are individual and agency-wide incentives for completing the survey, including a FitBit smartwatch and a chance to win a free registration to the 2020 N.C. Public Health Leaders Conference. Results from the assessment will be shared widely to aid local health departments in identifying staff development needs, informing agency training plans and making strategic plans to meet new challenges.

As related to accreditation, the results from this survey could inform your agency’s Workforce Development plans (Activity 24.2).



Accreditation 101: New Agency Accreditation Coordinator Training: April 25, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Lida Blalock Hall, 1801 Glendale Ave, Wilson, N.C. Registration is open until April 11:

NCLHD Accreditation Board Meeting: May 10, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Durham County Human Services Complex, conference room A, 414 E. Main St., Durham, NC.

NCLHD Accreditation Annual Skills-Building Workshop: August 8-9, 2019, Friday Center, Chapel Hill. Registration will open in May 2019.



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