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PHAB Stands for Racial Justice

ALEXANDRIA, VA  (June 3, 2020) The Public Health Accreditation Board stands with the
public health community in decrying the brutal murder of George Floyd and
the underlying, systemic racism that resulted in his death. Racism is a public health
crisis of the greatest magnitude and urgency in our country.  Read the full statement.
 

Strengthening Health Departments to Better Serve their Communities

people holding handsImproving the health of a community can’t be done by any one entity. PHAB’s national accreditation program fosters health departments’ commitment to quality improvement, performance management, accountability, transparency, and the capacity to deliver the Ten Essential Public Health Services.  Committed to achieving the highest standards of public health practice, nationally accredited health departments demonstrate a consistent and continued commitment to strengthening their community partnerships, which in turn enables them to better serve their communities.

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Quality Improvement
96%
The percentage of health departments who said accreditation stimulates quality and performance improvement opportunities.
Partnerships
70%
The percentage of health departments who said that accreditation has strengthened their health department’s relationship with key partners in other sectors.
Accountability
80%
The percentage of health departments who said accreditation has improved the health department’s accountability to external stakeholders.
Resources
71%
The percentage of health departments who said that since becoming accredited, the utilization of resources within their health department has improved.

Accreditation Works!

Welcome to PHAB’s Accreditation Works! series. Here, 65  health departments share first-hand testimonials about the benefits national accreditation brings to their health department and community. PHAB’s Accreditation Works! series is updated regularly and archived by category here.

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