Public Comment on the HDSAI Interpretation Document: Thank YOU!
A BIG thank you to everyone who provided feedback into the HSDSAI Interpretation Document revisions. Please join us for the 2021 NCLHDA Annual Update webinar where you will learn more about next steps for implementing the revisions (see details below).
2020-2021 Webinar Series
The NCLHD Accreditation Program is offering a free monthly webinar series through June 2021. The next webinar, will be the NCLHDA Annual Update Webinar, January 21 from 9—11 a.m. (see the details below).
The recording of the December 8, More Tools for Your Superhero Belt, is posted on our website. Information about upcoming webinars is posted on the Webinar Series page of our website.
The following documents have been updated for 2021. Please note the 2020 HDSAI Interpretation document is extended to cover January -February 2021.
Operational Guidelines: The changes that have been made are indicated in the Record of Revisions in each document.
Board of the Health Roles and Responsibilities Training: This document has been updated with a new Governance Structure map and the results of the 2020 NCLHDA Annual Survey.
NCLHDA Dashboard Guide: Instead of two separate guides, there is now one guide that outlines the dashboard features for all users.
The HDSAI Interpretation Document revisions will be posted March 1, 2021.
Accreditation in Action
Registration is open for the 2021 NCLHD Accreditation Annual Update Webinar
Every January an update webinar is held to share NCLHDA Program updates for the coming year. The 2021 webinar will be held January 21 from 9—11 a.m. All local health departments are encouraged to have at least one accreditation team member join the webinar. This year will provide an overview of the rollout of the revisions to the HDSAI Interpretation Document. There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required.
NCLHD Accreditation Board Member Transitions
The NCLHD Accreditation Board has a new Chair, Teresa Ellen, Wilson County Health Director and new Vice Chair, Jerry Parks, Retired Health Director. We say goodbye to several Board Members including Chris Dobbins (5 years of service representing N.C. Local Health Directors), Jaqueline Newton (1 year of service representing Board of County Commissioners), Larry Michael (6 years of service representing the N.C. Division of Public Health) and Barbara Ann Hughes (12 years of service representing the Association of N.C. Boards of Health). We are in the process of filling vacant Board seats and will provide an update once these seats have been filled.
Annual Update Webinar – January 21, 9—11 a.m. Webinar. Every January an update webinar is held to share NCLHDA Program updates for the coming year. All local health departments are encouraged to have at least one accreditation team member join the webinar. This year will provide an overview of the rollout of revision to the HDSAI Interpretation Document. There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required.
NCLHD Accreditation Board Meeting – February 19, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Zoom. The Zoom link for this meeting is the following:
The link is passcode protected. Please contact the NCLHD Accreditation Program at NCLHDaccreditaiton@unc.edu by 5 p.m. on February 18 for the passcode.
NCLHD Accreditation Board Meeting – November 19, 2021 from 9:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. TBD.
Tips and Tricks for Accreditation Success: Stories from the Field
Mecklenburg Health Department is Designing with Canva
Canva is a graphic design platform used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. The platform is free to use and offers paid subscriptions. Health departments can use Canva to create quick, eye-catching graphics. For example, the Mecklenburg County Health Department uses Canva to create title slides for training videos, certificates, posters and signs. They created the Client Rights & Responsibilities Poster with graphics from Canva and then put them in a Word document so that anyone who needs to make edits and is not familiar with Canva can go back and easily format and make edits.
The Hotline Heroes sign was created so that new hotline staff could find their seats. According to Kayla Earley, Compliance Coordinator, Mecklenburg County Health Department, “Canva is easy to use and creates professional looking products. We have even found ways to create hybrid products, like the Client Rights & Responsibilities poster so that any staff, even those who don’t use Canva, can edit documents.”
For more information contact Kayla Earley, Mecklenburg County Compliance Coordinator
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 NCLHDaccreditation@unc.edu. Stories will be shared via these monthly highlights.