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Accreditation Maintenance: Key to Continued Achievement

Congratulations! You’ve worked hard to earn accreditation, which affirms that you meet designated national industry standards, and that you are focused on supporting your staff, organization-wide continuous improvement and most

8 Questions to Ask When Starting on the Road to Accreditation

I am often approached by people who are just beginning on the road to national accreditation and have no idea where to start. Our conversations tend to follow a similar

Who should an organization have directly or indirectly involved in the accreditation process?

 In this short video, Jennifer explains which teams’ and individuals’ involvement  are required for a successful accreditation outcome.

How do you best “sell” accreditation to board of directors and staff?

It is important to gain the necessary buy-in from staff and board members before undertaking the strategic process of seeking national accreditation for your organization.

The Final Deadline for Implementing FFPSA is One Year Away – Here’s What You Should Know

In 2018, the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) mandated that Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs), in part, must be licensed by their state and achieve national accreditation to receive

What is the importance of an annual plan?

 While a strategic plan is the long-term framework for what is to come, an annual plan – or work plan – is staff-driven, designed with specific objectives, outcome measures,

Do you have any recommendations on using a consultant for the accreditation process?

 Is your organization considering accreditation? Here are some recommendations on ways a consultant can assist in your accreditation process. We are happy to answer any questions on accreditation consulting

Wisdom and Value in Strategic Planning

By Dave Branding, PhD One of my absolute favorite days of the work year calendar is strategic planning. I look forward to this special opportunity when key leaders come together

What does it mean to “live” accreditation?

Achieving national accreditation is more than passing a test. Navigating the road to accreditation requires a service provider to commit to quality improvement, focus on the unique needs of each

How long does it take to become accredited?

We are often asked how long it takes to become nationally accredited. Whether you seek accreditation to increase reimbursement rates from private payers, to enhance your organization’s operations and program

Is it important to educate your board of directors? YES!

Education forms the foundation from which most everything else is created, making it one of the wisest investments a nonprofit can expend its precious resources on. Nowhere is this truer

Performance Measurement and the Growing Need for Metrics

  One of the central components of national accreditation is the focus on performance and quality improvement (PQI) programs. This is the process of collecting, aggregating and analyzing data to