Welcome to PHAB

  • State Public Health Departments

    A state health department is the governing entity with statewide primary statutory authority to promote and protect the public's health and prevent disease in humans. >>

  • Tribal Public Health Departments

    

    For accreditation purposes, a Tribal health department is a federally recognized Tribal government, Tribal organization, or inter-Tribal consortium, as defined in the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. >>

  • Local Public Health Departments

    

    A local health department is the governmental body serving a jurisdiction or group of jurisdictions geographically smaller than a state, and recognized as having primary statutory authority to promote and protect the public's health and prevent disease in humans. >>


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The Public Health Accreditation Board is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments.

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Donald Fisher

In Fort Worth, Texas, QI has become the “new way of doing business”

By Donald Fisher

Accreditation has fueled a culture of performance management and continuous quality improvement
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Susan Kunferman

How Accreditation is Transforming Wood County Health Department

By Susan Kunferman

In Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., a culture of continuous quality improvement is now front and center with staff
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Russell Moy

Why accreditation matters at Harford County Health Department

By Russell Moy

In Bel Air, Maryland, the journey to PHAB accreditation has torn down departmental silos
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