College of Public Health students graduating
Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center

Quality & Accreditation

The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Center for Public Health Practice offers a series of modules within two courses on public health quality improvement:

CQI for Public Health: The Fundamentals

CQI for Public Health: Tool Time

These courses are available on KY-TRAIN:

Go to to visit the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) training page.  PHAB offers numerous webcasts which will help you successfully prepare for accreditation.  

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky provides access to key health data across Kentucky communities. Communities may use the data to identify local needs, to motivate change, to guide planning efforts, and to take meaningful, positive action toward improved health. 

KY Health Data.pdf

The Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX) is an online community designed to be a communication hub for public health professionals interested in learning and sharing information about quality improvement (QI) in public health.  

Resources from the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Crosswalk offers a MAPP example of the Public Health Accreditation Board CHA process in comparison to the Hospital CHNA process. 


Workforce Development Planning in your Agency

Terry Allan, M.P.H.;  Melissa Sever, M.P.H., MCHES; Matthew Stefanak, M.P.H. (July 2012). NACCHO Annual 2012. Los Angeles, CA.

Presentation slides to review training needs assessment results, related accreditation standards, and development process and use of the Workforce Development Plan template.


Strategic Planning Workbook (2012)

The workbook will help your agency as you move through the Strategic Planning process.