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Putting the “Performance” into Performance Management and QI Plans: Tools, Culture, and Moving Forward

REGISTER today for this workshop on accreditation.  This invitation is intended for state, local, and tribal health departments that are pursuing national accreditation or are already accredited.

In Person Workshop with option to participate remotely

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Time: 9:30am - 3:15pm

Location: Lane County Health & Human Services, Eugene, OR

OPHA is again collaborating with the American Public Health Association and the Oregon Health Authority - Public Health Division to host a full day in person workshop to support accreditation work in Oregon.

Perhaps you have experienced it. You have spent 6 months to a year drafting a Performance Management (PM) and Quality Improvement (QI) plan. Now what?

Not surprisingly, this question comes up fairly frequently. We have the plan, but we don't know what to do.

The 2018 workshop will be conducted by Marni Mason and Susan Ramsey and focuses on turning PM and QI plans into action. Attendees will experience a combination of didactic content, exercises, and application pertaining to PM and QI methods and tools. The workshop includes a process to track actions taken to implement strategies, how to report on progress, and the review and revisions, as necessary, based on achieved activities, implemented strategies, and changing level of resources. We have also incorporated case studies from local health departments that have already implemented QI and PM plans into the workshop. The content will be relevant for health departments that are working toward accreditation or are already accredited.

Please contact Jessica Nischik-Long, Executive Director, at [email protected] with questions.

This workshop is supported by Cooperative Agreement number, 5NU38OT000131-04 funded by the CDC. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Welcome New Organizational Members

Thank you for your support!

Effective public health policies and programs are critical to improving Oregonians’ health, reducing health disparities and long-term health care costs. OPHA's Organizational Members are working together to build these programs and advocate for these policies.