Public Health Accreditation


Public Health Accreditation

Voluntary national accreditation for public health departments is available through the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).  Accreditation documents the capacity of the public health department to deliver the three core functions of public health of assessment, policy development, and assurance and the Ten Essential Public Health Services http://www.cdc.gov/nphpsp/essentialServices.html - the range of public health services a department should provide.

The state health department, as well as local health departments, are preparing for accreditation and is currently planning and implementing activities to demonstrate it will continue to accomplish its mission and purpose. For a comprehensive explanation of the accreditation process the department is undertaking, go to http://www.phaboard.org/.



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