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One Hope United offers a range of services aimed at our mission of "Protecting children and strengthening families" including early childhood education, early intervention and prevention, family preservation, foster care, residential, and adoption.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Joint Base Charleston School Age Program

Paula B. Matthews, School Age Program Coordinator

Preparing for our after school accreditation was an awesome and very valuable learning experience for the Child and Youth Professionals at Charleston Air Force Base. Becoming familiar with and understanding the After School standards was a breeze because of the training webinars and the great customer service we received from all of the COA staff. Thank you for supporting our military families.
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Purpose

The organization’s administrative and service environments are respectful, caring, safe, and accessible, and contribute to organizational productivity and effective service delivery.

FOC
ASE 8: Special Health Precautions

The organization takes appropriate precautions to limit the spread of contagious and infectious disease.

NA The organization is not governed by any legal or regulatory requirements associated with risk of exposure to contagious and infectious disease nor do they serve a population at high risk of TB infection

Rating Indicators
1
The organization's practices fully meet the standard, as indicated by full implementation of the practices outlined in the ASE 8 Practice standards.
2
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement, as noted in the ratings for the ASE 8 Practice standards.
3
Practice requires significant improvement, as noted in the ratings for the ASE 8 Practice standards; and/or 
  • One of the Fundamental Practice Standards received a 3 or 4 rating.
4
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all, as noted in the ratings for the ASE 8 Practice standards; and/or
  • Both of the fundamental practice standards received a 3 or 4 rating.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Procedures for tuberculosis testing
    • Documentation of legal compliance
    • Interview:
      1. Relevant personnel

  • FP
    ASE 8.01

    The organization complies with applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding risk of exposure to contagious and infectious disease.

    Interpretation: COA recommends that organizations consult with local health authorities or a qualified professional about how to minimize the risk of contagious and infectious diseases to the organization’s personnel and persons served, which may include voluntary adherence to CDC guidelines and training program staff on the use of universal precautions.

    Interpretation: Storage, cleaning, and disposal of medical equipment must be in accordance with manufacturers recommendations.

    NA The organization is not governed by any legal or regulatory requirements associated with risk of exposure to contagious and infectious disease.

    Rating Indicators
    1
    The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
    2
    Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g.,
    • The organization has not recently reviewed current legal and regulatory requirements.
    3
    Practice requires significant improvement; e.g., 
    • The organization has been notified of compliance problems and is working with the relevant authority to remediate deficiencies.
    4
    Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all; e.g.,
    • The organization is under sanction due to noncompliance with legal or regulatory requirements.

  • FP
    ASE 8.02

    The organization implements a targeted tuberculosis testing program of direct service personnel as appropriate given the identified service population and as required by law or regulation.

    Interpretation: Organizations should be able to articulate and demonstrate how they determined if they serve a population at high risk of TB infection.  Local and provincial/state public health authorities can be a useful resource when determining if there is a need to implement a targeted testing programme among the organization’s staff. Local public health authorities have access to epidemiological data analysis, guidance from national authorities, and local rates of TB infection, which will help organizations assess the risk for TB. Organizations should consult annually with their local health department if the service population changes in a way that might affect the risk of TB.

    Research Note: According to the American Thoracic Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, populations at high risk of TB infection include individuals with HIV, the homeless, drug users, the incarcerated, or individuals who have traveled or emigrated from a country with a high rate of infection. The CDC discourages TB testing among individuals with a low risk for developing tuberculosis because it utilizes resources that should be maintained for populations at greater risk of infection and increases the prevalence of false positives. Mandated skin-testing programs should be avoided unless a large percentage of the identified service population is defined as “high risk” by local authorities.

    NA The organization does not serve high risk groups and is not required by law to conduct TB testing.

    Rating Indicators
    1
    The organization has assessed the need for a targeted tuberculosis program and has implemented procedures per the requirements of the standard.
    2
    Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g.,
    • The organization has not recently reviewed current legal and regulatory requirements.
    3
    Practice requires significant improvement; e.g.,
    • The organization has been notified of compliance problems and is working with the relevant authority to remediate deficiencies.
    4
    Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all; e.g.,
    • The organization has not determined if a targeted tuberculosis testing program is necessary or required by law or regulation.
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