Relationship between quality improvement implementation and accreditation seeking in local health departments

Li-Wu Chen, Anh Nguyen, Janelle J. Jacobson, Niodita Gupta, Sarbinaz Bekmuratova, David W Palm

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Objectives: We examined the relationship between quality improvement (QI) maturity and accreditation attributes of US local health departments (LHDs), specifically those in Nebraska. Methods: Using 2011 Nebraska LHD QI survey data, we conducted Spearman correlation analyses between QI maturity domains and accreditation attributes. Using the 2010 National Association of County and City Health Officials' National Profile of LHDs, we conducted logistic regression analyses to examine the relationships between specific QI strategies and attitude toward seeking accreditation. Results: Leaders' commitment to and length of time engaged in QI were positively associated with LHDs' general attitude toward seeking accreditation. Use of QI strategies and integration of QI policies and practices were positively associated with LHDs' confidence in their capacity to obtain accreditation. LHDs that had used at least 1 QI framework and at least 1 QI technique in the past year were more likely to agree that they would seek accreditation within 2 years of the national accreditation program. Conclusions: Experience with and expertise in QI implementation play an important role in LHDs' decision to seek accreditation, and their accreditationseeking efforts may benefit from prior implementation of systematic QI strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S295-S302
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume105
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StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

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Relationship between quality improvement implementation and accreditation seeking in local health departments. / Chen, Li-Wu; Nguyen, Anh; Jacobson, Janelle J.; Gupta, Niodita; Bekmuratova, Sarbinaz; Palm, David W.

In: American journal of public health, Vol. 105, 01.04.2015, p. S295-S302.

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Chen, Li-Wu ; Nguyen, Anh ; Jacobson, Janelle J. ; Gupta, Niodita ; Bekmuratova, Sarbinaz ; Palm, David W. / Relationship between quality improvement implementation and accreditation seeking in local health departments. In: American journal of public health. 2015 ; Vol. 105. pp. S295-S302.
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