Technical Assistance

Second Round of Training and Technical Assistance Request for Proposals Released

The Ohio Department of Health is again pleased to make accreditation-related training and/or technical assistance available to those Ohio LHDs that recently participated in the Ohio Profile and Public Health Accreditation Readiness Assessment. Please view the guidance document before submitting a request.

A few key points worth noting are:

  • This is the second “round” of requests. Some changes have been made to this round based on Round 1 experiences and response.
  • The deadline for requests in this round is June 30, 2017.
  • LHDs who submit collaborative/regional requests will receive preference.
  • Requests will be accepted via this electronic survey.
  • Selected LHDs will not receive funds directly, rather they will receive support at no cost to them.
  • CPHP staff, or a subcontractor, where appropriate, are providers of this service.
  • A Frequently Asked Question list has been created with tips for proposal submission.

Other information detailed in the guidance document includes: deadlines, approved training and technical assistance categories, application instructions, review criteria, anticipated award dates, and request submission instructions.

First Round of  Training and Technical Assistance Under Way

We are pleased to announce that the first round of no-cost training and technical assistance is officially underway! Over 20 responses to the first call for requests for accreditation related assistance were received; eight were supported in part or whole. Because of the collaborative nature of most requests, more than 50 agencies will receive support. Applicant agencies and the focus of the assistance to be received are:

Zanesville-Muskingum County (10 collaborators): Strategic planning

Seneca County (2 collaborators): Workforce development planning

Auglaize County (3 collaborators): Quality improvement planning

Lake County (21 collaborators): Performance management system development

Adams County, Canton City, Portsmouth City, Wayne County (9 collaborators): Performance management system development

Once the details of the assistance to be provided is finalized for each award, summaries of that work will be available. If you missed out the first time around, stay tuned for the next open call for requests. Note that some modifications to the request cycles and processes (not to the type of work to be supported) will be made based on the experiences during the initial round. Check back periodically for the official open call for requests.

Training and Technical Assistance Overview

No-cost training and/or TA are available to Ohio LHDs that participated in the Local Health Department Profile and Accreditation Readiness Assessment in the fall of 2016. Requests are accepted on a rolling basis during open call periods. Requests must be aligned with one of the following categories:

  • Category 1: Addressing PHAB prerequisite documentation requirements not currently met. (accredited and non-accredited agencies eligible)
  • Category 2: Supporting implementation of an LHD’s work plan toward achieving accreditation. (non-accredited agencies eligible)
  • Category 3: Completing accreditation readiness activities and strengthen the public health infrastructure. (accredited and non-accredited agencies eligible)See additional information and guidance, including detail about the approved training and technical assistance categories, application instructions, and review criteria.

LHDs that submit collaborative or regional requests will receive preference.

Questions should be directed to Wally Burden (Deputy Director, Office of Public Health Policy and Planning) at the Ohio Department of Health: (614) 644-7619 or wallace.burden@odh.ohio.gov.