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The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) today announced the names of thirteen public health departments and one vital records unit that have achieved accreditation or reaccreditation status, after completion of a systematic review process against national standards. These health departments demonstrated their commitment to accountability and performance improvement.

Health departments provide essential services to their communities and are key drivers of health. Nationally accredited health departments demonstrate a consistent and continued commitment to strengthening their community partnerships, which enables them to better serve their communities.

“Achieving national public health accreditation through PHAB, especially during this time, shows our commitment to the communities we serve every day,” said Letitia Dzirasa, MD, commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department. “Accreditation not only makes us better prepared to respond to emerging public health needs, but it also gets us closer to achieving our vision of an equitable, just, and well Baltimore.”

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