Welcome to PHAB

  • PHAB Unveils New Video

    

    New video showcases the benefits accreditation brings to health departments and the communities they serve. >> Watch Video

  • 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 (PHAB) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments.

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