PHAB encourages the production of research to advance the science base of accreditation and systems change in public health. PHAB uses accreditation data to produce reports on the impact of accreditation, contribute to peer-reviewed journals, and more. PHAB also encourages additional research by the field relevant to national public health accreditation.
Allen P, Mazzucca S, Parks RG, Robinson M, Tabak RG, Brownson R. Local health department accreditation is associated with organizational supports for evidence-based decision making. Front Public Health. 2019;7(374).
Feng W, Martin EG. Fighting obesity at the local level? an analysis of predictors of local health departments’ policy involvement. Prev Med. 2020;133.
Heffernan M, Kennedy M, Gonick SA, Siegfried AL. Impact of accreditation on health department financial resources. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2021;27(5):501-501. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001278
Kennedy, M., Heffernan, M., Gonick, SA., Siegfried, AL. Exploring the linkage between accreditation outcomes and public health emergency preparedness and response. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2022;28(1): E80-E84. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001329.