In February 2013, PHAB accredited its first cohort of 11 health departments. Since then, the first cohort has maintained its accreditation and learned valuable lessons in performance and quality improvement of public health practice. The lessons and practices implemented as a result of achieving and maintaining accreditation have led to increased accountability, transparency, as well as improved quality and performance for the department.

Read their stories below to learn more about the cohort and how accreditation transformed public health practice in their departments, and made an impact for their communities.

First Cohort of Accredited Health Departments