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Fall Webinar Series

In October, we looked back on 2021 and prepared for 2022, where we will release the annual report and interactive survey results. Did you miss the conversation? Watch the recording!

Our November and December webinars will conclude the Fall Webinar Series. Over the next two months, we will focus specifically on YOUR questions regarding the 2022 HDSAI Interpretation Document. To help us prepare content for your questions, you can share your questions with us here!

Reimagining Site Visits

In November, we are meeting with the AAC Advisory Council, Site Visitors, and the NCLHDA Board to discuss various options to move some, if not all, components of a site visit to a remote model. With the changes to the 2022 HDSAI Interpretation Document, we have an exciting opportunity to revisit how evidence review is structured.

Evidence Dashboard in 2022

During the October webinar, the NCLHDA program shared information about what you can expect to see in the evidence dashboard in 2022. We are actively working with the VMSG dashboard vendor so that you see the 2020-2021 Documentation Requirements AND the 2022 Documentation Requirements side-by-side in the dashboard. We expect these changes to go live in time for the December monthly webinar on Tuesday, December 14.

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 especially encourage folks to view this e-learn prior to November’s monthly webinar.

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.

Accreditation + COVID Activites

As you prepare for Accreditation in 2022, remember – you can still send us any accreditation examples you may have from your agency’s response to COVID-19 that you would like to share. We would love to include you in the COVID-19 Response Guide! You can email us at We look forward to hearing from you!

Key Dates

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.

Tuesday, December 14, 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.

Tips and Tricks for Accreditation Success: Stories from the Field

Sharing Resources across Regional Workgroups

Cabarrus Health Alliance received funding through NACCHO’s Statewide Training/Technical Assistance Support Request in 2021 to provide resources and technical assistance to their Regional Workgroup in the areas of Data, Quality Improvement, Performance Management, and Strategic Planning. Betty Foh, who led the project, facilitated four sessions where accreditation staff from Iredell, Rowan, Hoke, Gaston, Mecklenburg, and Cleveland participated in peer sharing and learning related to the topic areas.  The resources provided help support an overall culture of performance management and quality improvement while also directly connecting to Accreditation requirements – specifically Benchmark 2 (Reporting and Collecting Data), Benchmark 9 (Provision of Community Data and Information), Activity 15.1 (Agency Strategic Plan), Benchmark 27 (Quality Improvement Process), Activity 31.5 (Performance Appraisal System).

For more information, contact Betty Foh at

The NACCHO funding opportunity is currently open for the 2021-2022 cycle, and NACCHO is willing to consider regional partnership requests. We encourage regional workgroups to explore this opportunity and connect with the Accreditation Program if they are interested in submitting an application.

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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