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The NCLHD Accreditation process begins with the Health Department Self-Assessment, followed by a Site Visit and finally, assignment of accreditation status by the NCLHDA Board. This page contains the documents and resources that local health departments need for the Health Department Self-Assessment and to prepare for a Site Visit.

COVID-19 Response Guide

Updated July 2021

NCLHD Accreditation Operational Guidelines

Health Department Self-Assessment Materials (2021)

View Archived Health Department Self-Assessment Materials (2015-2020)

Health Department Site Visit Preparation Materials

Materials that must be submitted electronically with the completed HDSAI/evidence when it is sent to the Accreditation Administrator’s office:

  • signed HDSAI Cover Page (word doc) (can be submitted as a pdf document – all other materials must be in MS Word format)
  • HDSAI Summary Checklist (word doc)
  • XXXX County HDSAI Programs List (word doc)
  • the agency’s mission statement
  • the agency’s organizational chart
  • list of programs offered at agency (or agency brochure with this information)
  • a roster of the agency’s Management Team, with names, position titles and dates of appointment to the Management Team for each team member
  • interviewed staff bios (word doc)
  • a roster of the agency’s entire staff, with names, hire date and position titles (alphabetized by last name) – must be in a MS Excel spreadsheet
  • a one-page double-spaced narrative related to information about what makes your local health department and the population you serve unique. Please include any special characteristics of the health department and the community (e.g., district structure, administrative/operations information, unique relationship with county government, presence or loss of major industry, seasonal population surges, socioeconomic status of community, predominance of a particular demographic group, etc.)
  • Governing Board roster – with appointment dates
  • Budget Summary (word doc) (actual expenses, revenue and local allocation) for previous four years
  • the Draft Site Visit Schedule will be posted March 1, 2021
  • Draft Entrance Conference Agenda (word doc)