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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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Kronstadt J, Meit M, Siegfried A, Nicolaus T, Bender K, Corso L. 2016. Evaluating the impact of national public health department accreditation: United States, 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weeky Report 65(31):803–806,

Annotation: This evaluation is the first to examine the impacts of the national public health accreditation program on quality improvement, management processes, and accountability. Contents include what is already known about this topic, what is added by the report, and what are the implications for public health practice.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Accreditation, Employee performance appraisal, Management, Measures, National initiatives, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Public health agencies, Quality assurance, Standards, Work force

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2015. Governmental public health workforce development expert panel. Washington, DC: Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, 12 pp. (Framing the Future)

Annotation: This report provides guidance to schools and programs of public health on meeting governmental public health agency work force training needs for improving employee's job performance in support of the population's health. Contents include key considerations, design elements, and content considerations related to providing training and support for the governmental health agency work force including those without formal training in public health or a related field.

Contact: Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, 1900 M Street, NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-1099 Fax: (202) 296-1252 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Accreditation, Employee performance appraisal, Professional education, Public health, Public health agencies, Training, Work force

Lombardo MM, Eichinger RW. 2009. For your improvement: A development and coaching guide—For: Learners, supervisors, managers, mentors, and feedback givers. (5th ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Lominger Limited, 580 pp.

Annotation: This book is intended to assist those individuals in leadership positions in the workplace to improve supervisory and mentoring skills. The book covers skills in three areas: core competencies, performance dimensions, and career stallers and stoppers. For each skill, the book presents characteristics of those who are unskilled, skilled, or who use the skill excessively; a list of causes of difficulties with that skill; and a list of 10 remedies for the difficulties. The introduction provides a general structure for working on any of the skills and the appendix contains personal development plan worksheets.

Keywords: Employee performance appraisal, Leadership training, Mentors, Personnel management, Planning, Resource materials, Staff development, Supervisors

Goodson CF. 1997. The complete guide to performance standards for library personnel. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 216 pp.

Annotation: This guide presents information about performance standards and performance reviews for professional and paraprofessional library staff. A brief introduction to the concept of performance reviews is given, along with advice about how to write performance standards. Model performance standards are given for paraprofessional and professional staff, and a list of readings is included.

Contact: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (866) 672-6657 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-55570-262-7.

Keywords: Employee performance appraisal, Libraries, Management

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 1997. PIC briefing book: Performance measures for quality assurance. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, ca. 500 pp.

Annotation: This loose-leaf notebook is a collection of journal articles and workshop proceedings prepared for an August 1997 meeting of the MCH Partnership for Information and Communication (PIC) Interorganizational Work Group. The background materials focus on performance measures for quality assurance. Sections concentrate on accountability systems, health plan performance measures, community systems performance measures, state system performance measures, Government Performance and Results Act, MCH performance measures, challenges for accountability systems in diverse settings, and resources. The resources section includes Internet and electronic publications as well as a bibliography. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available for loan.

Keywords: Bibliographies, Community health services, Employee performance appraisal, Evaluation, Government programs, Health insurance, MCH programs, Managed care, Quality assessment, Quality assurance, State programs


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.