Our Mission: Advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation.
Foundational Capabilities are the cross-cutting capacities needed to support basic public health protections, programs, and activities. Foundational Capabilities are designated in Version 2022 of the Standards & Measures make up the measures for Pathways Recognition.
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accredits public health departments to strengthen public health infrastructure and transform governmental public health.
Through public health accreditation and promotion of innovation, we support health departments in their work to promote and protect the health of the communities they serve. We believe both accreditation and innovation are critical to public health transformation; together they can ensure that health departments are continually improving in line with national public health standards while building health and equity.
Accreditation Reach & Impact
Accreditation positively impacts health departments in many ways,
which helps departments serve their communities effectively and equitably.
Benefits of accreditation reach 90% of the U.S population.
of accredited health departments say accreditation stimulated quality & performance improvement opportunities
of accredited health departments say accreditation strengthened relationships with key partners in other sectors
of accredited health departments say accreditation improved the use of resources