There are many community resources that the Alabama Department of Public Health uses. A few of these resources would be the Alabama Hospital Association, American Telemedicine Association, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Alabama Rural Health Association, Alabama Medicaid Agency, and Alabama State Department of Education. These community resources are assets that the ADPH use to help meet particular needs for their clients.
The Office of Program Integrity was established within the Alabama Department of Public Health as an independent, separate office to perform objective and unbiased reviews of the activities of the Department. The primary mission of the Office of Program Integrity is to assist managers and administrators in effectively discharging their duties by reviewing various events and functions within the Department, and by furnishing them with reports, comments, and recommendations concerning events reviewed. The primary objective of audits, reviews, and other non-audit services performed by the Office of Program Integrity is to promote effective controls at reasonable costs. In carrying out this responsibility, Program Integrity will examine and assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of integral control within the Department as well as the quality of performance with which responsibilities are carried out. In carrying out its mission, the Office of Program Integrity has full authority to review any areas of the Department at any time with full and unlimited access to any records, property, and personnel. Program Integrity also has the authority to review and evaluate all plans, procedures, and records. To ensure independence and objectivity, the Office of Program Integrity is functionally independent of the offices, bureaus, and divisions it reviews, reporting to the Chief of Staff who reports to the State Health Officer. Besides, the Office of Program Integrity will not be responsible for such non-audit activities as drafting procedures and designing and installing operating systems within the Department. Having responsibility for or authority over activities that are subject to being audited would be an impairment to independence and a violation of professional auditing standards. (alabamapublichealth.gov)
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- Fall '19
- Alabama Department of Public Health