Accreditation and Preparedness Crosswalk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Readiness and Response (ORR) and Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) collaborated to develop a crosswalk that highlights potential linkages between CDC’s public health preparedness and response capabilities and the population-based accreditation standards and measures for health departments established by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The crosswalk can help health department preparedness and accreditation staff demonstrate specific examples of preparedness activities that help fulfill accreditation objectives and strengthen crosscutting health department performance improvement efforts
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This document illustrates the alignment between:
- PHAB’s Standards and Measures version 1.5 for voluntary accreditation of state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments; and
- CDC’s 2018 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities: National Standards for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Public Health.
The Public Health Accreditation Standards and Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities Crosswalk (Accreditation and Preparedness Crosswalk) is intended to assist public health department leaders, public health emergency preparedness program directors, and accreditation coordinators in recognizing areas where preparedness activities, procedures, and documentation might support PHAB accreditation efforts. Likewise, PHAB accreditation and quality improvement efforts may contribute to strengthening the capacity of public health departments to prepare for and respond to public health threats and emergencies.