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.
Articles, Newsletters, & Press Releases
- PHAB NewsletterExternal
- PHAB Press ReleasesExternal
- PHAB/CDC/RWJF press release: Eleven Public Health Departments First to Achieve National Accreditation StatusExternal (March 4, 2013)
- CDC Article: America’s First Nationally Accredited Health Departments (Spring 2013)