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Quality Improvement Program Receives National Award

The 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.


About BPHC:

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

Medical Services.



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.  


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