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Question;Application: Memo on Accreditation As;a public health professional, you may be asked by your department to;recommend whether or not to follow a particular course of action. To do;this you would need to review the pros and cons of the issue and make a;cogent proposal based on your understanding of it. For this;Application Assignment, you will practice this process by thinking;through whether or not your local health department should participate;in accreditation. Imagine;that you work for your local health department. Write a two-page memo;to your local health director in which you describe the pros and cons of;accreditation to improve public health capacity and services. In this memo you must: Summarize;the strengths and weaknesses of using performance measurement in;general, and local public health agency accreditation in particular, in;order to improve public health capacity and services. Include the;perspective of the community as well as a local health department. After;stating your conclusion on the value of performance measurement;indicate if you are in favor of or opposed to accreditation. Make sure;you have justified this position in your memo.Preparation: To;prepare for this Application, browse through the Web sites in the;Learning Resources on accreditation, and familiarize yourself with;North Carolina's public health agency accreditation system, which is one;of the leading examples in the nation. You can review the North;Carolina accreditation process by going to the Web site http://nciph.sph.unc.edu/accred/ and reading the Overview. Then, click on and read the following items accessed through the menu on the left side of the page: Accreditation Process Materials for Health Departments, specifically: Health Department Self-Assessment Instrument (HDSAI) (browse through this document, which is more than 150 pages) Health Department Self-Assessment Instrument (HDSAI) "Not Met" Activities... (2008 Not Met Activities) "Not Met Activities with Details

 

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