Standards and Measures

Standards and Measures

The PHAB Standards and Measures document serves as the official standards, measures, and required documentation for PHAB national public health department accreditation. In addition to being available as a free download, you may purchase hard copies of PHAB Standards and Measures. Please note that a small fee will be assessed to cover the cost of printing, shipping, and handling.

The PHAB Standards and Measures document provides guidance especially for public health departments preparing for accreditation, as well as site visit teams that meet with health department staff and review documentation submitted by applicant health departments. This document assists health departments as they select documentation for each measure. It also directs the site visit team members in the review of documentation and in determining whether conformity with a measure is demonstrated. The PHAB Standards and Measures document serves anyone who is offering consultation or technical assistance to health departments, including PHABʼs Board of Directors and staff as they administer the accreditation program.

Standards and Measures Version 1.5

June 2, 2014 marked the end of PHAB’s acceptance of accreditation applications under Standards and Measures Version 1.0. While health departments whose applications that are currently in our system will still be reviewed under Version 1.0, all health departments that submit their applications from June 3, 2014 forward will be reviewed under Standards and Measures Version 1.5.

Version 1.5 of the Standards and Measures clarifies the wording of requirements, stipulates the number of examples that are required for each measure, and specifies the time frame for each measure. Additionally, a limited number of noteworthy public health issues that are emerging as important forces in the advancement of public health have been included. For a quick summary of the revisions and clarifications, see the Summary of Version 1.5 Revisions and Clarifications, March 2014.

View PHAB Standards: An Overview of Version 1.0 for a synopsis of Version 1.0 of the national public health department accreditation standards. View PHAB Standards: An Overview of Version 1.5 for a synopsis of the national public health department accreditation standards in that version.

For an easy guide that summarizes the changes made in Version 1.5 and where they are located in the document, download Standards and Measures Summary of Version 1.5 Revisions and Clarifications.

Prices for Printed Copies of PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.5

Printed copies of PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.5 are now available. In addition to being offered as a free download from PHAB’s website, you may now purchase hard copies of PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.5. Please note that a small fee will be assessed to cover the cost of printing, shipping and handling. In addition, printed copies of Acronyms and Glossary of Terms Version 1.5, and PHAB Standards: An Overview of Version 1.5, are also available.

Note: Printed copies of the PHAB Standards: An Overview of Version 1.5 will automatically be included with all orders for the Standards and Measures Version 1.5.

Prices for PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.5 (prices include shipping & handling)

1 to 25 copies: $38.00 each

26 to 100 copies: $31.00 each

100 or more copies: $20.00 each

Prices for PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.5 bundled with Acronyms and Glossary of Terms Version 1.5  (prices include shipping & handling)

1 to 25 copies: $40.00 each

26 to 100 copies: $33.00 each

100 or more copies: $22.00 each

For pricing and ordering information, please contact PHAB Office Manager Lisa McAllister at 703-778-4549, ext. 100, or via email at lmcallister@phaboard.org.

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