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Fall Webinar Series

This fall, the NCLHDA Program is working to make sure we set the stage for 2022. On September 23, we heard from the Public Health Accreditation Board about how they are adapting, and we will continue to share how we are coordinating changes between the two accreditation programs. Did you miss the conversation? Watch the recording!

We look back on 2021 and prepare for 2022 during the October 19 webinar, where we will release the annual report and interactive survey results.

Submit your Questions

Throughout Fall webinars, we will be collecting and responding to your questions regarding the 2022 HDSAI Interpretation Document. Share your questions with us here!

Reimagining Site Visits

As we prepare for 2022, the Program team is in early discussions with the AAC Advisory Council and Board to adapt how site visits are structured. With the changes to the 2022 HDSAI Interpretation Document, we have the opportunity to move some, if not all, components of a site visit to a remote model. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming months!

A Brilliant Batch of New AACs

A shout-out to our newly trained Dashboard users and new AACs who joined us for the Bi-Annual Webinars this Tuesday, October 4! We were encouraged to see many faces join us for this orientation to the dashboard and program. Keep an eye out for our new batch of brilliant AACs across the state, and join us in giving them a warm welcome!

Accreditation in Action

HDSAI Interpretation Document E-Learn

In August, we released the first NCLHD Accreditation E-learn. The online module is ten minutes long and provides an overview of the key features of the 2022 HDSAI Interpretation document including the activity information template, activity crosswalks and timeline terminology. We encourage all members of the accreditation team to review the E-learn – especially as we prepare to resume site visits in 2022!

QI Design Team

Our design team participants from Burke County, Dare County, Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District, Montgomery County, Onslow County, and Person County are making progress creating and testing prototypes to embed quality improvement support into health departments! We look forward to the team sharing their work with you all in the months to come.

Dashboard Reminders

As we return to site visits in this next year, are you looking to adjust your health department’s NCLHDA Dashboard Users? Your health department’s Org Admin Users can directly adjust user settings for the health department! Check out the “User Management” section on page 36 of the NCLHDA Dashboard User Guide for detailed instructions.

Key Dates

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Monthly Webinar: Looking Back on 2021, Preparing for 22 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Webinar. There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required. Register.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Monthly Webinar: Open Mic: 2022 HDSAI Interpretation Document from 10-11:30 a.m.
Webinar. There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required. Register.

Friday, November 19 NCLHDA Board Meeting from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Open Board Meeting. Contact for Zoom information.

Tips and Tricks for Accreditation Success: Stories from the Field

COVID-19 Evidence Suggestions

The COVID-19 Response and NCLHD Accreditation HDSAI Guide highlights potential evidence opportunities related to the COVID-19 response. The guide also includes examples of how local health department are planning to use their COVID-19 response as evidence. Here is an example of how local health departments plan to use their response to COVID-19 as evidence for Accreditation activities:

Activity 25.2 Academic Research & Evaluation of Programs: Transylvania County worked with an MPH student from the University of North Carolina to research best practices for re-opening summer camps amidst COVID-19. (Note: The documentation requirements for this activity indicate that two examples are required. This one example would satisfy half of the requirement.)

If you have an example from your agency’s response to COVID-19 that you would like to share, please email us: We look forward to hearing from you!

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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