Accreditation Webinar Series
PHAB has begun a quarterly webinar series that will highlight topics that are important to applicants or have been suggested by the field. Our first webinar focused on documentation. The presenters provided tips on how to optimize your documentation to help your department succeed in the accreditation process through first-hand perspectives. Presenters were Shirley Orr, PHAB Consultant; Marita Chilton, PHAB Accreditation Manager; April Harris, PHAB Accreditation Specialist (and Three Rivers District Health Department at the time the webinar was recorded); Colleen Svoboda and Jeff Soukup, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
The webinar may also be viewed on You Tube.
PHAB’s online training modules have been developed to assist applicants and site visitors with specific aspects of the roles they will fulfill in the accreditation process. The training modules are intended to supplement and reinforce the in-person training. The online training modules and conferences are available at www.cecentral.com/phab, and are hosted by PHAB education partner CECentral through the University of Kentucky.
This module details the various elements that must be considered and planned in hosting the site visit, including details about travel logistics, the agenda, interviews and the needs of site visitors while inside the health department.
This module details the various elements site visitors must know to lead a proper and informative site visit. It includes information on the agenda, interviews, and the role and behavior of site visitors during the on-site time at the health department.
Site Visitor e-PHAB Refresher (requires password)
This module explains how to use e-PHAB to review documentation, to write comments and notes, and to build the site visit report. This refresher, a review of the e-PHAB system from the in-person training, takes the site visitor from log-in to completing the site visit report.
This module explains the various tabs within e-PHAB that the applicant will use to upload documentation. Included are aspects of submitting documentation, submitting documents for re-opened measures, and communication through the “notes” and “ask PHAB” features. The module is presented both in its entirety and as mini-modules that focus on specific elements in using e-PHAB.
This module contains information for applicant health departments, including the legal agreement between the applicant and PHAB, communication, and confidentiality.
This module contains information for anyone who serves as a PHAB site visitor. It includes information on conflicts of interest, the site visitor agreement, communication, and confidentiality.
During the summer of 2012, PHAB partnered with the National Indian Health Board to present three web conferences on accreditation targeting Tribal health departments. Any health department will benefit by watching the conferences. The three conference titles are:
- Getting Started with PHAB Accreditation
This module defines the elements to consider as a health department begins to prepare itself to undergo accreditation. Selecting an Accreditation Coordinator, using the Readiness Checklists and completing the three prerequisites are discussed.
- Understanding the Accreditation Process
This module reviews the seven steps of the accreditation process and discusses the work involved with each step.
- Building Towards Success in Accreditation
This module looks at the challenges and the successes of preparing for national public health department accreditation. The Navajo Nation shares its experience in transforming its health department and preparing to undergo the accreditation process.
In January 2013, PHAB partnered with the Pacific Island Health Officer’s Association to develop a series of webinars. The webinars provide a solid foundation of accreditation knowledge for those helping the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States prepare for accreditation.
- The Essential Services and PHAB Standards and Measures
This webinar provides an orientation to the 10 Essential Public Health Services and explains how they provide a basis for the PHAB Standards and Measures.
- The PHAB Accreditation Process
This webinar provides an orientation to the seven steps of accreditation and the time frames associated with the steps.
- Assessing & Selecting Documentation
This webinar provides an orientation to assessing documentation against the requirements of the PHAB Standards and Measures to select the most appropriate evidence to submit.
Continuing Education Credit
Credit for continuing education (CE) is available to all who watch these trainings. To receive credit, register on the CECentral site and log in prior to watching a training, or when prompted. After completing the training, complete the short quiz/evaluation. A CE certificate will be available for printing.