Accreditation Works!

PHAB launched its popular Accreditation Works! series in 2016 to share real stories about the benefits accreditation brings to health departments and communities. PHAB’s Accreditation Works! series is featured and updated regularly on PHAB’s home page. Check back often as more health departments add their accreditation success stories to this important body of work, thereby demonstrating their commitment to excellence in serving their communities. For information about Accreditation Works! or to learn how to submit your own story, email [email protected] or call 703-778-4549, x118.

The benefits of PHAB accreditation are far reaching. In surveys of accredited health departments, the overwhelming majority of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that accreditation stimulated quality and performance improvement opportunities within the health department, improved partnerships, allowed the health department to better identify strengths and weaknesses, helped the health department document the capacity to deliver the three core functions of public health and the 10 Essential Public Health Services, stimulated greater accountability and transparency within the health department, and improved the management processes used by the leadership team in the health department, among  many other benefits.

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