Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is proud to announce our Office of
Accreditation and Quality Improvement was awarded the 2019 Model Practice Award
for its Quality Improvement (QI) program on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, by the
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
“As we strive to serve all our residents in Boston, it is an honor
to be recognized as a national leader by our NACCHO peers for our innovative QI
program which is driven by our commitment to racial justice and health equity,”
said BPHC Executive Director Monica Valdes Lupi.
The prestigious national award given out by NACCHO is an annual
recognition of programs which demonstrate exemplary and replicable qualities in
response to a critical local public health need.
“The QI program at BPHC has greatly impacted and improved internal
public health programs for Boston residents,” said Osagie Ebekozien, the
Director of BPHC’s Office of Accreditation and Quality Improvement. “Our
program builds racial justice and health equity into QI and helps achieve measurable improvements in efficiency and
effectiveness, while also promoting fun strategies to empower continuous
improvement among our colleagues.”
This year, 53 outstanding local health department programs have
received this recognition, addressing a broad range of public health issues,
including immunization, infectious diseases, environmental health, and
emergency preparedness. Projects are chosen through a competitive,
peer-evaluation process. The award was presented at NACCHO’s 2019 annual
meeting in Orlando, Florida.
The winning projects will be added to NACCHO’s Model Practice
online database so other local health departments across the country can review
best practices and adopt them for use in their local community.
The Boston Public Health Commission, one of the leading city
health departments, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of
health services and programs. It is governed by a seven-member board of health
appointed by the Mayor of Boston. Public service and access to quality health care
are the cornerstones of our mission - to protect, preserve, and promote the health
and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly those who are most
vulnerable. The Commission's more than 40 programs are grouped into six
bureaus: Child, Adolescent & Family Health; Community Health Initiatives; Homeless
Services; Infectious Disease; Recovery Services; and Emergency
The National Association of County and City Health Officials
(NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health
departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and
well-being for all people in their communities.