If you’d like the board to consider adding another accrediting body to this list, contact Megan Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Best Practices Committee will consider all national accrediting bodies that are rigorous, address safety, address evidence-based outcomes, and do regular on-site reviews.
We don’t want to lose anyone over this decision. In fact, we want to attract programs who want to belong to an association composed of the best of the best.
Here’s how we’ll help you:
For those of us who have been through accreditation, we know writing policies is most of the work. We have sample donated policies that satisfy association criteria available at the home office. We’ve asked for volunteer programs to step up and mentor anyone trying to become accredited. These people will be happy to assist you in any way they can. You can reach out to the home office for a list of these mentor programs with their contact information as well as copies of those sample policies. In future conferences we will have workshops and presentations devoted to helping member programs navigate accreditation. We don’t want any programs left behind.
Our motto is “Guiding the way.”
We’d like to invite you all join us on this higher path. Join us in building an association defined by quality and excellence. An association of programs volunteering to hold themselves to a higher standard. An association that takes safety and evidence-based outcomes seriously.
An association that truly guides the way.
The NATSAP Board