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Accreditation? Tell us how you feel about it! 2024 Annual Survey

We invite you to share your honest, anonymous perspectives about our program by completing the 2024 Accreditation Annual Survey. The purpose of the survey is to give input on:

  • Local health departments’ experience with accreditation
  • Ways that the NCLHDA program can add value to the accreditation process

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 attached with your Accreditation Team Members and ask them to complete the survey.

The survey is open from May 1 – May 30, 2024. Visit to take the survey.

“Future of Accreditation” Updates

We’re excited to share that we have added a webpage dedicated to listing the many different representatives involved in the process of updating the Accreditation Standards, Benchmarks, and Activities as outlined in Administrative Rule. You can access this list and read about the process on our website, which also includes a summary of our “Future of Accreditation” retreat we held in March with the various workgroups.

Updated Program Letter List Available

Our website has been updated with the 2024-2025 program letter list that Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 site visit cycles will use. You can access the updated document in the Health Department Site Visit Preparation Materials online. This updated list now captures when multiple AAs are covered under a single section-wide letter from DPH.

Accreditation in Action

Recap of Accreditation 101 Training and Dashboard Webinar

Last week we had the opportunity to meet online with and health department employees to train on the Accreditation process and utilizing the online dashboard! Thanks to all who participated!

Helpful Resources

Human Resources Management for Public Health Leaders: Online Webinar, May 2, 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

T presents this free collaborative learning experience designed for new and experienced leaders to reflect on and recharge their leadership development skills for the mutual benefit of their most valuable resources and the organization. Topics include strategic selection, appraisal, and development of team members.

Strengths-Based Leadership: Creating Workplaces that Work: Online Webinar, May 9, 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Region IV Public Health Training Center presents this free workshop using Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment to help emerging and established public health leaders navigate the path of building positive workplace culture through understanding their strengths. The workshop will be highly interactive and participatory and will provide avenues for participants to bring CliftonStrengths back to their own teams.

Key Dates

Friday, May 17: November Board Adjudication Meeting, 9:30 am-1:30 pm 
Hybrid with options to join in Raleigh, NC and via Zoom. This is an open meeting. Additional details will be posted within 2 weeks of the board meeting.

Wednesday, June 5: Office Hours, 9:00-9:45 am
Virtual. There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required. Register.

Interested in exploring all upcoming events? Check out our Calendar page online! 

Stories from the Field

Best Practices from Fall 2023: Policy Development Standard

Within the Facilities and Administrative Services standard (Benchmarks 30-33) our site visit team identified many best practices to highlight in Fall 2023. Today, we’re highlighting one great example:

Activity 30.3, Harnett County:  The Site Visit Team identified the Confidential Visitor Log Book/Sign in/Register -2 part book as a best practice. Visitors/clients provide information on the top page of the log – which is blacked out and cannot be read by future visitors/clients- simultaneously creating a duplicate carbonless copy on the lower page which can be referred to when necessary. The top page and lower copy are glued along the edge for added privacy. The lower copy can be easily read by staff if needed for future reference.

We Want to Hear from You

All of you across the state have unique approaches where you have found success. To help us all learn, we love when you share your tips and tricks for accreditation success with us! If you have a tip or trick that you would like to share, send a summary to Stories will be shared via these monthly highlights.


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