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North Carolina Local Health Department 
Accreditation Program
Monthly Highlights
August 2019


Registration is open for the fall 2019 Accreditation 101: New Agency Accreditation Coordinator Training
The Accreditation 101: New Agency Accreditation Coordinator (AAC) Training is an interactive training that provides an orientation to the accreditation process, an overview of the online dashboard for evidence review and submission, and tips for being a successful AAC.  This training is for new AACs, co-AACs and back-up AACs. The training will be held September 24, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  at the Guilford Technical Community College, in Colfax, NC. Registration is $60 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Click here to register.

NCLHD Accreditation Annual Skills-Building Workshop Presentations Posted
The presentations for the 2019 Annual Workshop are posted our website. Everyone who is attending the workshop will receive a copy of the General User and the Organizational Administrative User Quick Start Guides. We are not providing copies of the presentations at the workshop; anyone who would like copies of the presentations is welcome to print them from the website.

NCLHD Accreditation Tutorials Posted
More dashboard tutorials have been posted to the NCLHDA Dashboard page. We have also added a quick link button to get to the dashboard page. Check it out!


NCLHD Accreditation Annual Report – Coming Soon!
The 2018-2019 Annual Report will be released during the Annual Skills-Building Workshop on August 8. Following the workshop, it will be posted on our website. The report is in a video format making it easy to view and share. The 2018-2019 Best Practices Supplement will also be released. The supplement contains the best practices compiled by Site Visitors during the 2018-2019 site visits.

NCLHD Accreditation Annual Survey – Thank you!
We want to send a BIG thank you to all the AACs, Health Directors and other accreditation team members who took the time to complete the 2019 Annual NCLHD Accreditation Survey. A summary of the results will be shared at the Annual Skills-Building Workshop and will be posted on our website.

The North Carolina Statewide Program for Infection Control & Epidemiology presents
Conducting an Environmental Assessment in Local Health Departments
Whether you are new to infection control, or need a refresher, this free video highlights important points at the heart of infection control. While specific to local health departments, many components of the assessment are applicable to all outpatient settings. The environmental assessment covers all parts of the facility, step by step. Don’t miss this free educational opportunity!

Watch the video!


Accreditation 101: New Agency Accreditation Coordinator Training: September 24, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Colfax, N.C. Registration closes September 10, 2019.

NCLHDA Dashboard Overview: September 27, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Webinar. There is no fee, however, registration is required. The webinar will provide an overview of the NCLHDA Dashboard for all users. The webinar will cover content that is being covered at the workshop in August and is aimed at individuals who cannot attend the workshop. We will offer bi-annual webinars to support the use of the dashboard.  Register:

NCLHD Accreditation Board meeting: November 22, 2019, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wake County Human Services, Swinburne Training Room #2149, 220 Swinburne St., Raleigh, N.C., 27610.

NCLHD Accreditation Annual Update Webinar: January 21, 2020, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Webinar. There is no fee, however, registration is required and will open in December.




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