Public Health Accreditation Board

Standards Development Workgroup

The Standards Development Workgroup is developing the accreditation standards for state, local, territorial and tribal health departments. Members of the work group are representative of state and local health departments from around the country, and from large and small departments, and rural, suburban and urban areas. Facilitated by MCPP Healthcare Consultants, they are working together over the course of four meetings in a collaborative consensus-oriented iterative process to develop the draft standards.

The guiding principles are to advance the collective practice, build on essential PH services, Operational Definition, NPHPSP and state experiences, keep them simple, and be sensitive to the burden of preparation and review. They are designed to be appropriate for all types of public health agencies.

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Read the Standards Development Workgroup Charter

Review the standards development framework