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National Public Health Performance Standards Program

Broadcast Date: January 17, 2007
(1 hour, 30 minutes)

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Program Overview

What opportunities can performance standards provide to state and local public health leadership? This session will explore the National Public Health Performance Standards Program and its connections to some of the key issues facing public health leaders today. The session will address the NPHPSP's role in driving performance improvement and the opportunity that the standards provide in creating stronger connections among partners and a greater impact on health. Attention also will be given to the connection between the NPHPSP and other public health practice initiatives, including the national interest in developing an accreditation system for state and local public health agencies. All speakers will address the opportunity that a performance standards assessment process can provide to leadership in setting positive directions for their state or local public health systems.

The NPHPSP is a collaborative effort to enhance the Nation's public health systems. Seven national public health organizations, CDC, APHA, ASTHO, NACCHO, NALBOH, NNPHI, and PHF, have partnered to develop national model performance standards for state and local public health systems and local governing entities based on the framework of the ten essential public health services. Numerous state and local public health systems, and boards of health have used the national standards since the launch of the NPHPSP in 2002, and find it a valuable tool for assessing public health activities and identifying opportunities for improvement.


Stephanie Bailey, MD, MSHSA
Chief Public Health Practice
Office of the Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Leslie Beitsch, MD, JD
Center for Medicine and Public Health
Florida State University
College of Medicine
Tallahassee, Florida

Paul Halverson, DrPH, MHSA
Director of Health and State Health Officer
Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services
Professor and Chair
Department of Health Policy and Management
Faye Bozeman College of Public Health
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Target Audience

Public health administrators, managers and program managers, as well as professors and students at schools of public health who have an interest in the NPHPSP and organizational effectiveness and performance.

Contact Hours

None for this program.

Contact for Technical Assistance

334-206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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