New PHAB Initial Accreditation Tool for State, Local, and Tribal Health Departments

Clear Impact Scorecard now supports documentation for initial national public health accreditation (via the Public Health Accreditation Board) for state, local, and tribal health departments. What is the Clear Impact Scorecard Initial Accreditation Documentation Tool? The new Clear Impact Scorecard PHAB Initial Accreditation Documentation Tool allows health departments to collaboratively create, edit and organize [...]

Components of a Community Health Improvement Plan

When executed well, Community (or State/ Local/ Tribal) Health Improvement Plans are useful tools that help health departments: Provide a shared vision and framework for change Encourage multi-sector collaboration Prioritize community needs Identify high-leverage strategies Engage in data-based decision-making But not all plans are created equal or lead to significant results. How can you [...]

Examples of Effective Community Health Improvement Plans

When created effectively, Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) and Community Health Assessments (CHAs) are useful tools to guide collective health improvement efforts. CHIPs are most commonly created in traditional document form or digital form (which we refer to as an "e-CHIP") using an online performance management software. CHIPs that are created in document form [...]

3 Keys for a Performance Management System for PHAB Accreditation and Reaccreditation

The use of a performance management system is required by PHAB for national public health accreditation, but using the right system will have long-term benefits for your health department. An effective performance management system can help you create alignment not only within your public health department (by streamlining Quality Improvement Plans and Department Strategic Plans) [...]

2019-01-15T17:07:43-04:00By |Categories: Health, PHAB Accreditation|0 Comments

Public Health Reaccreditation (PHAB) in a Nutshell

Important Note: This article is not meant to provide a comprehensive overview of the PHAB reaccreditation process and requirements. It is meant to provide you with a basic understanding rather than acting as a replacement for the 84-page Guide to National Public Health Department Reaccreditation. If you’ve just been accredited or are starting to look [...]

2019-01-04T12:13:38-04:00By |Categories: Health, PHAB Accreditation|0 Comments

How to Conduct a Better Community Health Needs Assessment

There are many reasons an organization or government agency would want to conduct a Community (or State) Health Needs Assessment. Non-profit hospitals are legally required to conduct CHNAs under the Affordable Care Act. The Public Health Accreditation Board requires that CHNAs be conducted in order for health departments to become accredited. All public health organizations [...]

Looking Ahead – Maintaining PHAB Public Health Accreditation with Clear Impact Scorecard

Applying for PHAB national public health accreditation and re-accreditation are similar processes, but the goal of each is different. Accreditation focuses on developing the capacities needed to provide the ten essential public health services, whereas re-accreditation focuses on using those capacities to improve departmental performance and community health. Use of performance management software, like [...]

2019-02-19T12:08:06-04:00By |Categories: Health, PHAB Accreditation|0 Comments

New e-Book: e-CHIPs Do it Better – 4 Reasons to Automate Your Community Health Assessments and Improvement Plans

Automate for Greater Impact It’s time to rethink our approach to the traditional CHA/CHIP. It’s time to automate!  By automating these plans, you will engage in better decision making, improve communication, increase transparency and accountability, and simplify the entire planning process. The following e-book will outline 4 important benefits of automating your CHA or [...]

Watch Now – Creating Your Accountability Blueprint – Your First Step Toward PHAB Accreditation

Are you seeking PHAB Accreditation? You can simplify your path toward accreditation and ensure you maintain it by implementing a clear accountability framework. Watch our free recorded webinar - Creating Your Accountability Blueprint: Your First Step Toward PHAB Accreditation - this October to learn more. Watch Webinar Description: Seeking PHAB accreditation without a [...]

New E-Book: The Accountability Blueprint – Your First Step Toward PHAB Accreditation

Set the Foundation for PHAB Accreditation Seeking PHAB accreditation without a clear accountability framework is like building an engine without a blueprint. This E-book contains a simple framework – an accountability blueprint – you can implement in 4 simple steps to guide your population health work and performance management: Separate population accountability from performance accountability [...]