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
74%
The percentage of health departments who said that since becoming accredited, their health department’s relationships with local community stakeholders have improved.
Accountability
83%
The percentage of health departments who said accreditation improves accountability to external stakeholders.
Strengths/Weaknesses
94%
The percentage of health departments who said accreditation allows the health department to better identify strengths and weaknesses.

Accreditation Works!

Welcome to PHAB’s 2019 Accreditation Works! series. Here, 15 health departments contribute first-hand testimonials about the benefits national accreditation brings to their health departments and communities. PHAB’s 2019 Accreditation Works! series will be updated regularly and archived collectively online.

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