Accreditation Services and Templates

Currently the Center is providing accreditation support to Ohio’s local health department’s via the Ohio Local Public Health Accreditation Support Project.

In addition to the accreditation support project the Center also provides training, facilitation, consultation, and technical assistance in community health assessment, community health improvement planning, workforce development, quality improvement, and performance management (see our organizational services page for more information about some of these services).  We would love to talk with you about your accreditation-related needs, and how our Center may be able to support you in your work.  Contact us at cph-practice@osu.edu (Subject: Accreditation Support) or call 614-292-2291.

Templates to Support Accreditation

The Center, in partnership with public health practitioners at the state and local levels, has developed several templates to support overall agency improvement efforts as well as address accreditation-related documentation requirements (v1.5).  Each template includes an associated user guide. Please see the table below for a list of available templates.

Templates Links
Workforce Development Plan
Quality Improvement Plan
Competency-based Job Descriptions

(Note: Use of these templates does not guarantee PHAB compliance.)

Quotes from our clients:

“The QI support, tools, and resources given have been above and beyond expectation.”

“As we were relatively new to QI from an academic/PHAB perspective, the QI material provided a helpful roadmap.”

“The updated QI plan template was a great resource for us, it met all the requirements for accreditation.”

“Material was well organized and provided a guide that our QI Team found useful.”

“Having worked on QI projects in the past, the staff had a negative attitude toward QI projects. After completing the training and writing the QI plan we have a more positive attitude.”

“Having a template definitely helped guide the process. Having some one-on-one time with a consultant who reviewed our [WFD] plan and gave us valuable input helped us put things in perspective.”

Questions? Contact us at cph-practice@osu.edu or 614-292-2291.


Special thanks to the host of state and local partners for contributing to the development of these templates. Funding for the job description template was partially provided by the National Association of City and County Health Officials through Columbus Public Health; other templates were originally created by the former Ohio Public Health Training Center, grant number UB6HP20203, from the Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS. Revision of the QI template has been supported by the Ohio Local Public Health Accreditation Support Project. Content of these materials are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of funders.