PHAB accreditation utilizes a peer-review process, and site visitors play a central and substantive role in that process.
Volunteers who have served as site visitors have told PHAB that the experience is rewarding and provides tangible benefits such as networking with other leaders in public health; gaining in-depth information about the accreditation process; participating in a meaningful peer review process; enhancing verbal, written, and technical communication and interviewing skills; learning about new, innovative, and promising public health practices; engaging in professional development; and contributing to the overall improvement of the field of public health. PHAB covers all of your travel expenses for training and for the site visits.
If you are interested in becoming a PHAB Site Visitor, please keep in mind that applicants must:
- Have at least five years of professional public health experience in a Tribal, state, local, or territorial governmental health department; and
- Have leadership or management experience as demonstrated by supervisory responsibility for one or more programs; and
- Have a baccalaureate or higher degree.
You are ineligible to serve as a PHAB Site Visitor if you are a:
- Current staff member of an organization or association that provides accreditation technical assistance to health departments to prepare for accreditation.
- Current Federal Employee.
- Current Robert Wood Johnson Foundation employee.
- Member of the PHAB Board of Directors or Accreditation Committee.
Click here for more information about site visitors’ roles and responsibilities, as well as for information about how to apply. For additional information, please contact PHAB Volunteer Services Manager Jeff Lake at firstname.lastname@example.org.