Accreditation Series: Standards, Preparation and Best Practices

Accreditation is a foundational element for health centers aiming to provide safe, effective, and high-quality care to their patients. This series will provide Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) with an in-depth guide to the accreditation process of four different accrediting agencies: the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the Joint Commission (TJC), the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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Who Should Attend:

UIO ED/CEOs, UIO Staff

Accreditation Preparation and Best Practices:  The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

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Register for Event

March 18, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

Presenters:

Mona Sweeney, CDR Shannon Beyale, Brian Robles

Objectives:
  1. An overview of the AAAHC standards and recent updates
  2. How to complete a UIO Facility Assessment using AAAHC standards
  3. AAAHC Best Practices for UIO site visits

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Accreditation Preparation & Best Practices: The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

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Register for Event

April 8, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

Presenters:

Michael Johnson (CARF); Dustin Richardson (Lifelines)

Objectives:
  1. An overview of the CARF standards and recent updates
  2. How to complete a UIO Facility Assessment using CARF standards
  3. CARF Best Practices for UIO site visits with special emphasis on changes during COVID-19

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Accreditation Preparation & Best Practices: The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

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Register for Event

April 22, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

Presenters:

Dr. Anupama Balakrishnan (Santa Clara Valley); Christina Borden - NCQA speaker

Objectives:
  1. An overview of the NCQA standards and recent updates
  2. How to complete a UIO Facility Assessment using NCQA standards
  3. NCQA Best Practices for UIO site visits with special emphasis on changes during COVID-19

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Past Events

Accreditation at a Glance: An Overview of the AAAHC, the Joint Commission, CARF, and NCQA Standards

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Watch Recording    Presentation Slides

Feb 25, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

Presenters:

Zepporah Fuller | Director of Technical Assistance, NCUIH

Marc Clark | Senior Program Manager, Technical Assistance, NCUIH

Tiffani Stark | Public Health Project Assistant, Technical Assistance, NCUIH

Objectives:
  1. An overview of the AAAHC and TJC standards
  2. An overview of the CARF standards
  3. An overview of the NCQA standards