Program Planning, Evaluation, and Accreditation


Public Health Accreditation Board- The Public Health Accreditation Board reviews and accredits local, state and tribal public health departments, based on nationally developed standards.

Public Health National Center for Innovations- - The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), a division of the Public Health Accreditation Board, serves as the national headquarters for empowering health departments to drive change and improve health.  The website has a number of practical examples to assist health departments striving to meet PHAB standards and improve their public health programming.

Michigan Local Public Health Accreditation Program

Michigan Local Public Health Accreditation Program- Provides logistical coordination for an accreditation program for Michigan’s 45 local health departments.

SMART Objectives

SMART Objectives- SMART (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-phased) format is the standard for development of grant-related objectives and program activities, especially for public health (CDC).

Strategic Planning

Key Components to a Strategic Plan: A guidebook for local health departments- This guidebook, developed jointly by MALPH and MDHHS, provides a Strategic Planning guideline, specifically for local health departments (2012)
Developing a Local Health Department Strategic Plan: A How-To Guide- Strategic Planning guide from the National Association of City and County Health Departments (funded by Robert Wood Johnson).

Quality Assurance and Improvement

Quality Improvement- Developed by NACCHO, provides a comprehensive approach to Quality Improvement.

Program Management

Performance Management Toolkit- From the Public Health Foundation, a Performance Management Toolkit and other resources.
Practitioner’s Performance Management Primer – online performance management training from colleagues at the Michigan Public Health Institute