May 2021
Wouldn’t it be great to give your house a good scrubbing when out of town company is expected and not have to clean again until their return the following year? Unfortunately, in between visits, things pile up, life deals out other priorities and the dust returns. So, while you may only do the deep clean once or twice a year, you probably take the time each week to maintain the overall cleanliness of things at home.

It’s the same with accreditation. Once achieved, it can be difficult to always tend to some of the details, and the unpredictable nature of the field can certainly cause priorities to shift.  So, to avoid a major project when it comes time for reaccreditation - it's best to maintain your achievement throughout the year.

At AG we offer several different programs to help you maintain adherence to standards and stay apprised of developments throughout the length of your accreditation. We think initial accreditation should be the heavy lift, and the rest is about checking in and updating. Of course, like your home, every agency has different needs for help in maintenance – so we’ve developed options that range from project help at hourly rates to monthly and quarterly packages. Click here for more info, or contact us to see how we can help keep your “house” in order.


Jennifer and Team AG

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Accreditation is Everywhere!
Watch the video to find out why accreditation is everywhere-from antelopes to zebras!
Shop Talk
Behavioral Health:
If you would like to be more proactive in your accreditation maintenance, or are preparing for reaccreditation - here are some helpful links for each of the accrediting bodies:

  • Joint Commission's electronic manuals now contain all new/revised standards effective July 1, 2021. 

If you need help determining applicability and compliance of updates from the accrediting bodies to your agency’s programs and services contact us.
Company News
The Year of Accreditation is well underway and to continue the celebration we have recently launched a new website with more resources, programs and ideas to help organizations with accreditation. Check it out here and let us know what you think!
Accreditation Maintenance: Key to Continued Success: For a closer look at not only why accreditation maintenance is important but a few ideas to consider when implementing a maintenance program in your organization, read our latest blog post here.
Upcoming Conferences and Presentations:
May 25th / 12:00 CST:
Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA):
Jennifer will be be participating as a panelist for the Hague Accreditation 2021 discussion

July 26th-July 29th - Ohio Children's Alliance Annual Conference (OCA):
Jennifer will be presenting a workshop on Utilizing Your National Accreditation to Drive Revenue Growth and Reduce Costs. Click here to register for this conference!

Aug 3rd-Aug 6th Association of Children's Residential Centers Annual Conference (ACRC):
Jennifer will travel to Fort Lauderdale to exhibit and, once again, support ACRC at this hybrid conference. Registration is now open. To schedule a time to meet one-on-one, please click here.
Is your agency up for Reaccreditation? If it's been a while since you've evaluated your compliance - start with our FREE Reaccreditation Assessment to get an organizational baseline.
Accreditation in ActionTM
Congratulations to the following agencies on achieving (re)accreditation! Your drive to evaluate and raise the bar on your organization’s standard of care is inspiring. We were proud to be your partner in this endeavor!
Atlanta Speech School - Rollins Center for Language and Literacy
IACET Accreditation
Good Will-Hinckley
COA Accreditation

COA Reaccreditation
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