Alexandria, VA, August 28, 2019 — The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announced today it has awarded national initial accreditation status to seven more health departments, bringing the benefits of national accreditation to 80 percent of the U.S. population. In addition, three health departments achieved national reaccreditation in August, thereby extending their accreditation status for five more years. As of August 21, 2019, a total of 36 state health departments, 236 local health departments, three Tribal health departments, and one statewide integrated local public health department system (Florida) have achieved PHAB’s prestigious accreditation designation.

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National initial accreditation was awarded August 21, 2019 to:

  • Coconino County Health and Human Services, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • County of Riverside Department of Public Health, Riverside, California
  • Delaware County Health Department, Jay, Oklahoma
  • Howard County Health Department, Columbia, Maryland
  • Richland Public Health, Mansfield, Ohio
  • Vanderburgh County Health Department, Evansville, Indiana
  • Washoe County Health District, Reno, Nevada

National reaccreditation was awarded August 21, 2019 to:

  • Kansas City Missouri Health Department, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Livingston County Department of Health, Mt. Morris, New York
  • Wood County Health Department, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin