PHAB is building trust in public health and ensuring excellence and scalable innovation.
A high performing governmental public health system that supports all people living their healthiest lives. All health departments in the U.S should be accredited. Accreditation is a vehicle to transparency and trust in public health – communities can feel confident that their health departments are providing Foundational Capabilities and meeting national standards for performance and quality.
The mission of PHAB is to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation.
We support health departments in their work to promote the health of the communities they serve through accreditation and recognition, education, technical assistance, and research & evaluation.
Health departments are the backbone of the public health system. The public health system is essential for ensuring healthy, safe, and equitable communities. Health departments are a vital part of this system, and positively impact the health of the communities they serve, through essential services such as vaccination, food inspections and health education, yet they are often underfunded and undervalued.
Lack of sustainable funding and resources for our public health system put our communities at risk. PHAB contributes to the advancement of public health practice and system improvement to support people living their healthiest lives.
Accreditation and innovation are critical to public health transformation.
We promote evidence and innovation to support health departments in their delivery of programs and services to drive performance improvement and strong infrastructure.