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Public Health Department Accreditation

posted on Wed, Dec 11 2013 3:07 pm by Mid-States Region

The Network was contacted by a local public health department seeking accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The health department asked about tools to help fulfill the requirements for Domain 6, standard 1.1 of the PHAB accreditation standards, which states that health departments must “review existing laws and work with governing entities and elected/appointed officials to update laws as needed”.

The Network connected the health department with another states’ health department that was further along in the accreditation process, and was willing to share its experience in this area.

Also, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) publishes a resource, Accreditation Preparation and Performance Improvement Resources and Technical Assistance, that provides helpful guidance on the PHAB accreditation process.