National Voluntary Accreditation for Public Health Departments
In February 2013, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announced the first nationally accredited health departments and has been periodically announcing newly accredited health departments since.
The national accreditation program sets standards against which the nation’s public health departments can continuously work to improve the quality of their services and performance. The peer-review process provides valuable feedback to inform health departments of their strengths and areas for improvement so they can better protect and promote the health of the people in the communities they serve.
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Articles and Press Releases
- PHAB/CDC/RWJF press release on first eleven health departments to achieve national
- CDC Article: America's First Nationally Accredited Health Departments (Spring 2013)
- PHAB press release on national accreditation launch [PDF-551KB] (9/14/11)
- CDC press release on new accreditation opportunity for STLT health departments (3/24/11)