Public Health Accreditation Board

Latest News

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.

12/8/09: 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.

10/26/09: PHAB is proud to announce that Donna E. Davis, EdD, MPH, will be the new Director of Public and Constituent Relations at the Public Health Accreditation Board.

09/18/09: PHAB announced the selection of the 30 health departments from across the United States to test the public health department accreditation program. Read press release.

07/16/09: The PHAB Board of Directors adopted Proposed State and Local Standards, Measures, and Guidance for Documentation and a Glossary of Terms for use in the beta test, to begin in the fall of 2009.

06/19/09: The PHAB Board of Directors adopted an assessment process for the accreditation program. The process was developed by the PHAB Assessment Process Workgroup and will be used in the PHAB beta test. Assessment Process

03/09/09: The members of PHAB's Fees and Incentives Workgroup have been chosen. Read more.

02/09/09: Information on how to provide feedback on the draft standards and measures now available. Read more.

02/02/09: Draft voluntary national accreditation standards for state, local, and territorial health departments released for public review and comment. Read more.

01/16/09: Kaye Bender Announced as the President and Chief Executive Officer of PHAB. Read more.