In recognition of the changing nature of public health practice, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is working with the public health field to develop a new version of the accreditation standards and measures. This next version will be called Version 2022 and will include revisions to both initial accreditation and reaccreditation standards and measures and the accreditation/reaccreditation process. Changes in the standards and measures will be informed by a number of inputs to ensure that the new requirements reflect the feedback we have heard from the field.
Standards & Measures Version 2022 will use the 10 Essential Public Health Services as its framework, and will highlight which measures correspond to the cross-cutting skills and capacities listed in the Foundational Public Health Capabilities. As PHAB works on the various components of items under consideration for Version 2022, we will post that information on this section of the website.
A list of frequently asked questions is available it relates to Standards & Measures Version 2022: Standards & Measures Version 2022 FAQ.
The list of topics below include summaries from Think Tanks, Expert Panels, and Workgroups, as well as additional documentation including commissioned papers, information about what PHAB has learned from accredited health departments about the topic, and findings from literature.