OPHA Awarded APHA Funds For Accreditation Readiness Efforts

The American Public Health Association informed OPHA that they have approved our application for funding to support national accreditation activities in partnership with the identified local, tribal, state and/or territorial health departments.

This sub- award is provided in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, Project Title: OSTLS Partnerships CBA of the Public Health System. The award will run through June 30, 2017.

Based upon the panel’s recommendations and scoring, OPHA was granted funding above our request.  Recipients are required to attend at least one educational session (e.g. webinars, workshops, trainings) hosted by a national organization; disseminate project outcomes via annual conferences, association websites, newsletters and other communication channels as appropriate; and participate in all evaluation activities.  OPHA is pleased to be working on this project with the support of APHA and CDC.

OPHA is one of thirteen applicants with demonstrated ability to implement activities that promote accreditation readiness among health departments. We look forward to collaborating with you – our local partners – to inform the national accreditation process in local communities.