Since launching its national accreditation program in 2011, PHAB has amassed a substantial amount of quantitative and qualitative data that collectively provide insight into the value and impact of public health department accreditation. After nearly a decade of public health department accreditation, PHAB is pleased to announce the release of a new report summarizing the data gathered to date, along with contextual information to highlight why these findings matter to health departments and the communities they serve.

The report, The Value and Impact of Initial Accreditation: A Review of Quantitative and Qualitative Data, was compiled from a variety of data sources, including findings from surveys conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, research findings from both comparative and longitudinal studies, and numerous case studies and qualitative stories. Key findings are organized into six themes: Quality Improvement, Partnerships, Accountability, Workforce, Resources, and Community Health/Equity.