Hale Kipa is proud to announce that it has earned reaccreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA). This is our fourth consecutive COA accreditation.
This achievement demonstrates that Hale Kipa is recognized “as a provider that continues to successfully implement high performance standards and, as such, is delivering the highest quality services to all of its stakeholders,” according to the COA. Hale Kipa was last reaccredited in 2011; the current accreditation term lasts for 4 years.
“We owe our program participants and the community the best services, practices, and care, and COA reaccreditation is one way to assist with this,” said Punky Pletan-Cross, CEO of Hale Kipa. “The ongoing reflection and appraisal of our practices allows us to constantly improve and ensure that Hale Kipa is effectively managing resources. It is with pride that we hold the COA seal of approval and acknowledge our staff for its commitment to excellence.”
The Council on Accreditation is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization founded in 1977. It partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards. Current best practices are determined through a rigorous, multi-stage development and vetting process that includes:
- Collection, in-depth review, and synthesis of all prominent published research and professional literature;
- The convening of Standards Advisory Panels and Task Forces comprised of subject matter experts, agency leaders, and service providers to provide input on trends in the field;
- A Field Comment Period that provides for the review and feedback of the draft standards;
- Field-testing with a cross-section of organizations and volunteer reviewers;
- And a continuous review of feedback from the field and newly published literature that informs ongoing updates to the standards.
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