Public Health Accreditation Board
In order to improve the health of the public, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is developing a national voluntary accreditation program for state, local, territorial and tribal public health departments. The goal of the accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of every community by advancing the quality and performance of public health departments.
12/17/09: PHAB is seeking volunteer beta test site visitors. Please view the background information
for site visitor volunteers to learn more. Interested parties should submit an application
by January 29, 2010
12/08/09: Several PHAB staff members, Board members, partners, and many other thought leaders in the field contributed articles to the January/February issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice,
dedicated entirely to “Quality Improvement in Public Health.” Read the issue of JPHMP here
free of charge.
11/11/09: Kaye Bender, CEO of PHAB, led various sessions at the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition
, held from November 7-11 in Philadelphia, on public health accreditation and what it means for health departments, the field, and the workforce. Click here
to listen to a podcast where Kaye speaks about public health accreditation.
11/4/09: PHAB welcomes the thirty beta test
sites to Washington, DC from November 4-5 for the kick-off beta test training.