In collaboration with the U.S. Army Public Health Command (APHC), PHAB developed an accreditation program for Army Public Health Installations.

PHAB offers accreditation for Army Public Health/Preventive Medicine Departments seeking to demonstrate conformity with nationally recognized standards and continuously improve performance. Version 1.5 of PHAB Standards & Measures were tailored for use by these departments.

The Standards & Measures document serves as the official standards, measures, required documentation, and guidance blueprint for Army Public Health accreditation. The Guide presents the process for seeking and maintaining accreditation status.


The Army Deputy Chief of Staff-Public Health with support from the APHC provides a resource toolkit and consultation to individual Army Installation Departments of Public Health. This consultation can include how to develop and complete the pre-requisites, how to conduct an early self-assessment to prepare for accreditation, or how to develop a QI plan. Army public health accreditation applicants needing guidance or consultation should contact the APHC.