Master's Culminating Experience
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to determine smart practices that could be used by a public health department to have an efficient, productive and successful accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).
Methodology: Accreditation coordinators of eight accredited Ohio-based public health departments were interviewed in 2016. A qualitative study was conducted using semi-structured interviews with funneling. Results were generated using a hybrid model of analysis that included a content analysis to make valid inferences from the interview data.
Results: The accreditation coordinators identified a series of smart practices. Six prominent themes that were identified and labeled as smart practices included: Mock Drill, Documentation, Tools, Program & Process Planning, Leadership & Staff Support, and Ask for Help or Reach-out.
Recommendations: The use of the smart practices identified in this research may assist a public health department in efficiently achieving accreditation and in the process help it to better serve the needs of the community.
Marthy, V. R. K. (2016). A Set of Smart Practices for Public Health Department Accreditation by Public Health Accreditation Board. Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.
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