Work Plan

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) requires all Local Health Departments (LHDs) that have not yet applied for PHAB accreditation to submit a work plan for how the agency intends to achieve accreditation by the July 2020 deadline.  Here is some key information about this requirement:

  • This work plan requirement applies to LHDs that participated in the profile and accreditation readiness re-assessment survey in the winter of 2018, and responded that they were ‘not yet started’ or in the ‘pre-application’ phase of PHAB.
  • Accredited LHDs and LHDs that have already submitted PHAB applications are not required to submit a work plan. Note: These agencies remain eligible for no-cost training and technical assistance through this project, as long as they completed the 2018 re-assessment survey.
  • If you have applied to PHAB since the October 2017 work plan submission please email CPHP at indicating your change in application status so an updated work plan is not anticipated from your agency.
  • If you have not applied to PHAB remember that eligibility to receive no-cost training/technical assistance made available through this project is tied to work plan submission.
  • A webinar introducing this requirement and a work plan template was held on March 28. Go here to view a recorded version of this content. Access the Webinar Slides here. Check out the questions from the webinar.
  • The deadline for the third work plan submission is April 30, 2018 Work plans should be submitted to the Center for Public Health Practice via Note: You DO NOT need to submit this updated work plan to the Ohio Profile and Performance Database (OPPD).

Access the Work Plan Template here.

Note: It is the expectation that the LHDs will use the 2018 re-assessment results in conjunction with other local agency-specific information to inform this work plan.

(updated 4-2-2018)