Addresses Public Health Priorities: Getting Started with Commendation Criteria 26-28

Published Date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

This tutorial offers educational resources to help providers achieve compliance with Criteria 26-28 in the “Addresses Public Health Priorities” category of the Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation.

A Menu of Options: Providers seeking to achieve commendation under ACCME’s Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation need to meet the expectations of any seven criteria from the five menu categories plus at least one of the criteria from the “Achieves Outcomes” category. 

The commendation criteria in the “Addresses Public Health Priorities” category reward accredited providers that leverage education to support improvements in public health.
It’s Optional: As a reminder, as with the existing commendation criteria 16-22, compliance with the new commendation criteria is optional for CME providers and is not required to achieve Accreditation.
For more information about the new commendation criteria overall, including a transition timeline, please see the Menu of New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation webpage. 
Educational Resources: Addresses Public Health Priorities
In response to providers’ requests, we have developed written FAQ, short videos, and examples of compliance for each of the “Addresses Public Health Priorities” criteria. These examples describe approaches that would meet the expectations of the criteria; however, they may not include evidence of compliance with the measurement standards for each criterion.
Criterion 26: The provider advances the use of health and practice data for healthcare improvement.
Criterion 27: The provider addresses factors beyond clinical care that affect the health of populations.
Criterion 28: The provider collaborates with other organizations to more effectively address population health issues.
We Want to Hear from You
We want to do everything we can to ensure our community’s successful implementation of the menu of commendation criteria. Please contact us with your questions, ideas, and examples of strategies and practices you are using to implement the criteria.


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