Alexandria, VA, December 2, 2019 — Strong public health departments engaged in effective community partnerships make all communities healthier places to live, work, learn, and play. Striving to fulfill their crucial mission, more and more health departments are placing their work for review against the rigorous national standards set by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Today, PHAB announced it has awarded initial accreditation status to nine local health departments, and national reaccreditation status to four local health departments. With these decisions, the benefits of being served by a PHAB-accredited health department now reach 81 percent of the U.S. population.

National initial accreditation was awarded November 19, 2019 to:

  • Canton City Public Health, Canton, Ohio
  • Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Defiance County General Health District, Defiance, Ohio
  • District 4 Public Health, Georgia Department of Health, LaGrange, Georgia
  • Ingham County Health Department, Lansing, Michigan
  • Portsmouth City Health Department, Portsmouth, Ohio
  • San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, San Antonio, Texas
  • Stanislaus County Health Services Agency – Public Health Division, Modesto, California
  • Trumbull County Combined Health District, Warren, Ohio

National reaccreditation was awarded November 19, 2019 to:

  • Columbus Public Health, Columbus, Ohio
  • Kane County Health Department, Aurora, Illinois
  • Licking County Health Department, Newark, Ohio
  • Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Read the press release.