Departments funded by robert wood johnson foundation

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Departments funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and managed by the National Network of Public Health Institute and the Public Health Leadership Society (Novick, et al., 2008, p. 484). There are other models not mentioned here. A weakness to the accreditation of local public health organizations is that the current assessments must find the middle ground between minimal and optimal standards because state programs are more geared toward optimal standards versus federal programs. The success of accreditation is dependent on the value
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assigned to it by external stakeholders and therefore short-term and long-term benefits must be articulated clearly within the process (Novick et al., 2008, p. 488). Conclusion: In regard of transparency and accountability, it is important that public health departments improve the capacity and the quality of their services. One of the ways is to improve in how they manage the performance of their organizations and utilize measures that are clear, concise, and concrete. Accreditation of local public health organizations is important which will benefit all citizens in all communities as they come up to the level that many community hospitals are at in 2011. Reference: Novick, L., Morrow, C., & Mays, G. (2008). Public Health administration: Principles for population-based management (2 nd ed.). Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Public Health Accreditation Board. (2010). Retrieved fromhttp://www.phaboard.org/ Robbins, S., & Coulter, M. (2005). Management (8 th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
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