The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering a funding opportunity for local and tribal public health agencies to advance Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation readiness activities. Three (3) awards of $10,000 each will be provided for public health agencies to improve their readiness to apply for national accreditation by PHAB. Funding may be used to complete PHAB required plans, an accreditation readiness self-assessment, or other accreditation readiness activities.
Eligible applicants must demonstrate an area of need for their agency in one of the listed categories of accreditation readiness activities. Completed applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on January 31, 2017. Additionally, agencies should submit a letter of intent via email to Jessie Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 20, 2017. The project period will run from March 1, 2017, to August 31, 2017.
The full Request for Proposals can be downloaded here: mi-accreditation-readiness-mini-grant-request-for-proposals-2017.
With funding from the CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local, & Territorial Support, NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) to engage in accreditation readiness activities. The 2016–2017 Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) awards are intended to stimulate quality improvement and promote LHD readiness to seek voluntary national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.
Application requirements and full details about the ASI opportunity are provided in the Request for Proposals (RFP) and the Application Document on NACCHO’s website. Applications, via the online submission form, are due by 5 PM ET on Wednesday, 8/31/16.
The Michigan Public Health Association (MPHA) recently concluded a series of webinars which featured the experiences of several Michigan Accreditation Coordinators as they prepared for national accreditation. The topics range from prerequisites to performance management and quality improvement to workforce development. Access the archived webinars and slides at: http://www.mipha.org/professional-development.php.
PHAB has released proposed revisions to their Standards and Measures, Version 1.0 for review and comments. The proposed revision is Standards and Measures, 1.5. Comments will be accepted by PHAB for 30 days (July 8 to August 9). For more information, visit PHAB’s website.
Michigan’s MLC Steering Committee Report Released – download the PDF here: Michigan Survey of LHDs Regarding National Voluntary Accreditation Brief.