Presenters: Juliann VanLiew, Director, Unified Government Public Health Department; Kevin Grieme, Health Director, Sioux District Health Department; Annette Seibold, Health Officer and Director, Florence County Health Department
This session will feature a dialogue with the directors of three PHAB Accredited health departments, representing one small, one mid-sized, and one large health department. The discussion will address the challenges that they have faced during their COVID-19 response, particularly maintaining a focus on quality improvement and performance management. The challenges of leading through the pandemic will also be explored, along with the impact of PHAB accreditation on public health leadership and system response.
Through participation in this webinar, learners will be able to:
1. Explore the challenges that health departments have faced in sustaining performance management efforts during COVID-19.
2. Describe varied strategies to integrate performance management and quality improvement into daily work, including pandemic response efforts.
3. Identify elements of the PHAB standards and accreditation process that support health departments in assuring effective public health response and leadership in the context of COVID-19.