Standards and Measures
The PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.0 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 Measure 1.0. Please note that a small fee will be assessed to cover the cost of printing, shipping and handling. For pricing and ordering information, please contact PHAB Office Manager Genny Lush at 703-778-4549, ext. 100, or via email at email@example.com.
DECEMBER 2011 UPDATE: An updated version of the PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.0 has been uploaded to the PHAB website effective Thursday, December 22, 2011. Since the release of the PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.0 in July 2011, PHAB has identified and fixed spelling, grammatical, and naming errors within the standards and measures document. More importantly, PHAB has found content errors in Domain overviews, purpose statements, required documentation descriptions, and guidance for required documentation that may affect a health department’s understanding and interpretation of the standards and measures. PHAB has detailed these errors in an errata document. Please note that these are minor content errors and do not change the current document version number.
The document provides guidance on the meaning and purpose of a measure and the types and forms of documentation that are appropriate to demonstrate conformity with each measure. This document is considered authoritative and is in effect for the 2011-2012 application period.
The PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.0 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 will assist health departments and their Accreditation Coordinators as they select documentation for each measure, and it will direct the site visit team members in the review of documentation and in determining whether conformity with a measure is demonstrated. It also serves anyone offering consultation or technical assistance to health departments, including PHABʼs Board of Directors and Staff as they administer the accreditation program.
View the PHAB Standards: An Overview Version 1.0 for a synopsis of the national public health department accreditation standards.