16 Health Departments Awarded PHAB Accreditation: Cherokee Nation First Tribal Health Department in U.S. to Achieve Designation

In keeping with their mission to improve the conditions in which their communities can be healthy, another 16 governmental public health departments have achieved five-year accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). With these decisions, the transformational benefits of being served by a PHAB-accredited health department now reach more than 170 million people, or 55 percent of the U.S. population. Marking another crucial milestone for the national accreditation program, the Cherokee Nation has become the first Tribal public health department in the United States to achieve accreditation through PHAB. 

A press release is available here.

National accreditation status was awarded August 17, 2016 to:

  • Benton-Franklin Health District, Kennewick, Washington
  • Bloomington Public Health/Public Health Alliance of Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Cherokee Nation Health Services, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • Dakota County Public Health Department, West St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments, Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • La Crosse County Health Department, La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Lake County General Health District, Painesville, Ohio
  • Lorain County General Health District, Elyria, Ohio
  • Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Minneapolis Health Department, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mohave County Department of Public Health, Kingman, Arizona
  • Portland Public Health Division, Portland, Maine
  • Prince William Health District, Manassas, Virginia
  • Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Waushara County Health Department, Wautoma, Wisconsin
  • Williamson County and Cities Health District, Georgetown, Texas
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