Following the release of the Standards & Measures for Reaccreditation, Version 2022, PHAB engaged with the Defense Centers for Public Health–Aberdeen (DCPH-A), Defense Health Agency-Public Health, to develop supplemental guidance reflective of public health programs, services, functions, and operations within the context of military installation departments of public health serving Army locations.

Military Installation Departments of Public Health pursuing initial accreditation or reaccreditation should refer to the Standards & Measures and v2022 for Initial Accreditation or Reaccreditation.

UPDATE January 4, 2023: The Military Installation Department of Public Health Supplemental Guidance for Pathways, Initial, and Reaccreditation, as well as accompanying policies and Annual Report Guidance are now available and accessible under the “Resources” section below.


PHAB offers accreditation for Military Installation Departments of Public Health/Preventive Medicine Departments seeking to demonstrate conformity with nationally recognized standards and continuously improve performance.

The Defense Health Agency Public Health provides a resource toolkit and consultation to individual Military 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. Defense public health accreditation applicants needing guidance or consultation should contact the DCPH-A.