Our Mission: Advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation.
Version 2022 Standards & Measures
Version 2022 is here and reflects the changing landscape of public health practice by emphasizing health equity, streamlining processes and documentation, and reflecting updated preparedness requirements based on the pandemic.
PHAB Pathways Recognition is a step toward accreditation and performance improvement. It is ideal for health departments not yet ready to pursue full accreditation and designed to strengthen infrastructure and facilitate public health transformation.
Our public health workforce needs support. The PHAB Center for Innovation and de Beaumont Foundation estimated that an additional 80,000 FTEs are needed to provide Foundational Capabilities. A public health workforce calculator was developed to support health departments.
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accredits public health departments to strengthen public health infrastructure and transform governmental public health.
Through public health accreditation and promotion of innovation, we support health departments in their work to promote and protect the health of the communities they serve. We believe both accreditation and innovation are critical to public health transformation; together they can ensure that health departments are continually improving in line with national public health standards while building health and equity.