Workgroups, Committees, and Think Tanks
PHAB uses the Think Tank process to support its quality improvement activities.
Information from the previous think tanks informed the development of the Guide to Public Health Department Accreditation Version 1.0 and the PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.0.
Some think tanks have completed their work in one meeting, with some email and conference call follow-up, while others have worked over several months and multiple meetings. PHAB will continue to engage thought leaders in particular areas on over-arching issues related to public health department accreditation through its think tank efforts. Where there is a major national organization and/or federal agency partner in a particular think tank topical area, PHAB will work with those organizations as strategic partners.
Reports of the Think Tanks, once finalized, will be posted in this section of the PHAB website.
PHAB has identified the following think tank topics to guide its work:
- Environmental Public Health
- Public Health Laboratories
- Emergency Preparedness
- Chronic Disease
- Maternal and Child Health
- Centralized States
- Large City/Metropolitan Public Health Departments
- Multi-jurisdictional/Shared Services Models
- Tribal Public Health
- Texas Public Health
- California Public Health