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Congratulations to the Newly Reaccredited Health Departments

Congratulations to the health departments that were reaccredited at the May 8, 2020 NC Local Health Department Accreditation Board meeting. The health departments with * were Reaccredited with Honors: Franklin County Health Department*, Lincoln County Health Department*, Lee County Health Department*, Clay County Health Department, Wilson County Health Department*, Haywood County Health and Human Services Public Health Division, Rowan County Health Department*, Scotland County Health Department*, Stokes County Health Department, Person County Health Department*, and Duplin County Health Department.

New Generation of the VSMG Dashboard Launched June 1

The next generation of the VMSG Dashboard was rolled out Monday, June 1, 2020. Nothing is required on your end. The functionality remains the same. According to the vendor, “In addition to the updated look of the system, we have worked to improve the performance and response times for you. You should see about a 35% increase in performance which will translate to quicker response times for you. In addition, we are working on updated training modules which will be more effective in getting your staff up to speed, quickly.  Please contact us with any questions.”

We will be releasing the NCLHDA User Guides in January 2021 with the updated graphics. In the meantime, please keep in mind that none of the functionality has changed, just the look and feel.

Accreditation in Action

Summer Webinar Series

The first of the summer webinar series will be held on June 17. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required:

  • 2020 Retrospective HDSAI Interpretation Document changes: What you need to know
    This webinar will focus on the changes that have been made to the guidance to address the twelve-month accreditation extension.The webinar will be held June 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required. Register here.
  • Upcoming webinars (Registration opening soon):
    • Cultural Competency July 16
    • Training Needs Assessment August 14

COVID-19 Response Guide – Coming Soon!

A COVID-19 Response Guide to identify areas of opportunity for evidence for each activity related to COVID-19 will be released at the June 17 webinar. After the webinar, it will be available for download from our website.  This will be an evolving Guide that we hope you will be able to contribute to in the coming months.

NCLHDA Dashboard – Tips and Tricks – Reminder of Group Names

At the conclusion of a site visit, the current Group (e.g., NCLHDA – 2019) will be archived with the assigned users given view-only access the dashboard.  From this point forward all assigned users will be able to view but not edit that Group in the dashboard. After the last site visit in a cycle, each health department will receive access to a new Group to use for the next four-year cycle. New Groups will be named according to their cycles, for example, NCLHDA _Fall 2019-Fall 2024. As a REMINDER: Groups were renamed so that the years fall in line with the 12-month accreditation extension. If your Group was NCLHDA -2019, it has stayed the same, if it was Fall 2019-2023 or Winter 2020-2024 it was changed to Fall 2019-2024 and Winter 2020-2025 respectively.


Key Dates

NCLHD Accreditation Summer Webinar Series: 2020 Retrospective HDSAI Interpretation Document changes: What you need to know, June 17, 2020 from 10—11:30 a.m. via Zoom. There is not cost to attend, however, registration is required. Register here.


Tips and Tricks for Accreditation Success: Stories From the Field

Show all Versions Bug – SHOULD be fixed!
Thanks to some detective work from Jeff Sieber, Onslow County Health Department AAC, who learned that the “show all versions bug” occurred when a document was downloaded, not saved and deleted.  This bug has caused on-going issues with documents not showing for an activity. With this detective work, the vendor was able to replicate the issue and create a fix.  This is a good reminder that if you see a bug in the system, please let us know and provide us as much information as possible about where in the system you were, what exactly you were doing, etc.

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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