2021 NCLHDA Annual Survey –
Help shape the script of the NCLHD Accreditation Program!
After a year full of changes, we invite you to complete the 2021 Accreditation Annual Survey to help our program move in the right direction. The purpose of the survey is to learn:
- Local health departments’ experience with accreditation
- Ways that the NCLHDA program can continue to add value to the accreditation process
The NCLHD Accreditation Program is finalizing our 2021-2025 strategic workplan, and your anonymous input on the annual survey directly helps shape our future!
We ask all health departments to complete this survey regardless of whether or not your agency has been accredited during the previous year. All staff who are directly involved with the local health department accreditation process (Health Director, Agency Accreditation Coordinators and others with Accreditation responsibilities) are encouraged to complete the survey to ensure that a variety of perspectives are represented. Please share the information with your Accreditation Team Members and ask them to complete the survey.
The survey will be open from May 3 – May 28, 2021. Visit go.unc.edu/NCLHDA2021 to take the survey.
The 2021 HDSAI Retrospective Interpretation is now Available
The 2021 HDSAI Retrospective Interpretation Document is now posted. This document applies to calendar years 2020-2021.
The 2022 HDSAI Interpretation Document is now available for review
The revised HDSAI was released on April 22 but will not go into effect until January 1, 2022. The revisions are being posted this spring to provide an opportunity for local health department staff to review and become familiar with the changes before they go into effect on January 1, 2022. The May 20 webinar (from 10 -11:30 a.m.) will take a deep dive into the changes that were made through the revision process. There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required. Register.
We do ask that if you see any changes that need to be made in the 2022 HDSAI Interpretation Document, please email us at NCLHDaccreditation@unc.edu.
2020-2021 Webinar Series
Reading the Script and Learning the Line: A Deep Dive into the HDSAI Interpretation Document Revisions May 20 from 10–11:30 a.m.
Actors tend to rely on “through lines” to learn their lines; they focus on learning the intent behind the words to help them remember. This webinar will go through the revisions that were made to the HDSAI Interpretation document. We will share the intent behind the revisions and how to use the new features to better understand the requirement and to increase efficiency in submitting evidence. There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required. Register.
See the Key Dates section of these Highlights for the full listing of upcoming webinars.
View the recording of the April 22 webinar, Action: Strategically Moving Forward on our website.
Accreditation in Action
COVID-19 Guide – Share what you are using for evidence!
This is definitely a time for us to pull together and support each other by sharing plans for accreditation moving forward. One way the NCLHDA Program wants to help is by compiling the ways that local health departments are using their response to COVID-19 to meet accreditation activity requirements in the COVID-19 Response Guide. We have started but really need to hear from you! Please share examples of how you are using your agencies response to COVID-19 meet accreditation activities so that your colleagues can learn from your experience. We would like to post the updated guide by July 1, 2021. If you have any examples, please send them to NCLHDaccreditation@unc.edu by COB on June 25. Thank you in advance!
Bi-Annual Dashboard Webinar Recording Posted
The recording of the April 27, 2021 Bi-Annual Dashboard Webinar is now posted on our website.
NCLHDA Strategic Direction
In April 2021, the NCLHD Accreditation Board approved NCLHDA’s Strategic Roadmap which outlines the program’s mission, vision, values, and priorities for the next four years (July 2021 – June 2025). Visit our website to learn more.
May 20 from 10—11:30 a.m., Reading the Script and Learning the Lines: A Deep Dive into the HDSAI Interpretation Document Revisions. Webinar. Actors tend to rely on “through lines” to learn their lines; they focus on learning the intent behind the words to help them remember. This webinar will go through the revisions that were made to the HDSAI Interpretation document. We will share the intent behind the revisions and how to use the new features to better understand the requirements and to increase efficiency in submitting evidence. There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required. Register.
June 17 from 10—11:30 a.m., Audience Participation: Engaging health department staff and partners in Accreditation. Webinar. We will be releasing the new Why Accreditation Matters communication campaign. The webinar will go through all of the resources that are available to support accreditation among local health department staff, local, state and regional leaders and community members. We will also be unveiling the revisions to the NCLHD Accreditation training webpage and a new on-demand training on the HDSAI Interpretation document revisions. There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required. Register.
Tips and Tricks for Accreditation Success: Stories from the Field
Recruit and Retain Staff that Reflects the Population of the Service Area
The Richmond County Health Department partners with Vocational Rehabilitation to provide a worksite for vocational rehabilitation clients. Clients participating in the job training program are eligible to apply for vacant positions that match their job skills and training within the department, thus potentially contributing to a more inclusive and diverse workforce.
For more information contact: Kim Crump, firstname.lastname@example.org
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