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.

In 2017, KDHE achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). For a comprehensive explanation of the process, visit http://www.phaboard.org/.

Local Health Departments: We Can Help

KDHE provides support and technical assistance to local health departments preparing for accreditation. For more information, visit the Local Public Health Program.



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