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Certification Guidelines – Best Practices

Best Practices

ACHD has identified a set of best practices that should enhance the effectiveness of a healthcare district. By definition, best practices are a set of methods or programs that have been found to be successful by other governmental entities (or corporations) in helping a Board establish and manage the healthcare district’s strategic objectives.

To demonstrate compliance, districts are required to provide:

(For additional information regarding each documentation requirement, please click the links below)

  • CEO Evaluation
  • Board Self Evaluation
  • Job Descriptions for Officers of the Board

In addition to the best practice requirements above, ACHD requires a demonstration of additional examples of how the district engages in planning for the future and for engaging with the community. To demonstrate additional examples of best practices, please provide at least three of the following:

  • Strategic Plan
  • Community Messaging
  • Community Engagement
  • Annual Budget Hearing
  • Live or Recorded Board Meetings
  • Board Continuing Education
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