Accreditation and Performance


Deadline Extended to September 29, 2017

Accreditation Readiness and Performance Improvement Technical Assistance (TA) to States

ASTHO, with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce a competitive request for applications for the Accreditation Readiness and Performance Improvement Technical Assistance (TA) to States project.


The purpose of ASTHO's 2017-2018 Accreditation Readiness and Performance Improvement Technical Assistance (TA) to States is to advance the readiness and ability of states to apply for and achieve Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation and to improve state health agency performance.

Categories Of Work

Designed to advance state health agency accreditation readiness, ASTHO will provide 8 months of targeted, customized TA in the following topic areas for up to 10 states:

  • Accreditation/Reaccreditation Readiness for Staff and/or Agency Leadership
  • Organizational Self-Assessment (OSA) Against PHAB Standards and Measures (Gap Analysis)
  • Development of and/or implementation assistance with key accreditation documents and systems (State Health Assessment, State Health Improvement Plan, Strategic Plan, Workforce Development Plan, Performance Management Systems, and Quality Improvement Processes and Initiatives)
  • Documentation Review
  • Site Visit Preparation
  • Maintenance of Accreditation Status

What Previous TA Sites Are Saying

"Our quality Improvement efforts were redirected and prioritized due to the ASTHO grant opportunity."
-2016-2017 State TA Recipient

"I really like the model [ASTHO has,] as the TA is focused on placing you with other states that are in similar places. I loved the small group as you get more opportunity to talk and a smaller group to network with."
-2015-2016 State TA Recipient

"Our leadership had already accepted that accreditation was an important goal that they prioritized, but the TA gave them a clearer grasp that in order to achieve this goal, that other priorities may have to be rearranged. They learned that their involvement will be critical, and that leadership will need to be a partner to this work."
-2015-2016 State TA Recipient

Application Process and Additional Information

Proposal Due Date and Time: Friday September 29, 5:00 pm (ET)
Selection Announcement Date: Thursday October 5, 2017
Period of Performance: October 12, 2017 - May 30, 2018

August 28 Informational Webinar:

To apply, please review the Request for Applications and submit a completed application to by Friday, September 29, 5:00 pm (ET).