Preparing for the Site Visit

Conducting the Site Visit: Guidance for Site Visitors

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • CNE: 0.50
    • Other: 0.50
    • CPHCE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Aug 20, 2018
  • Expires: Aug 19, 2021
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)


Triona C.  Gateley Triona C. Gateley, MPA
Accreditation Specialist
Public Health Accreditation Board
Alexandria, Virgnia

Jeff Lake Jeff Lake, BA, MS
Volunteer Services Manager
Public Health Accreditation Board
Alexandria, Virginia

David Stone David Stone, MS, CPLP
Accreditation Education Specialist
Public Health Accreditation Board
Alexandria, Virginia

Needs Statement

The site visit is a stressful time for the health department and for site visitors. Preparation has been occurring for months and it’s time for the site visitor team to step through the doors. The health department wants to be at its best and site visitors also want to do their best to assess the department’s evidence. This just-in-time training module provides site visitors with guidance for conducting the site visit so they can be ready when that day arrives.

The purpose is to provide the Site Visit Team with guidance for conducting the site visit covering points that need to be considered and completed prior to the dates of the on-site visit.

Target Audience

This module is intended for site visitors who are preparing for an accreditation site visit though anyone interested in public health departments would benefit from the content.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct on the site visit
  • Discuss components of the site visit
  • Set the tone for the site visit
  • Review basics on leading a site visit interview
  • Conduct the walk through and collect visual observations
  • Describe what can be shared with the health department


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Professionalism

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contact hours.

Provider #: 1009. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.50 hours of participation.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health certifies that this educational activity was designated for 1.00 hour of Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit. This course is approved for continuing education by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. ()

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, planners, or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. 


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).