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PHAB's Newsroom contains up-to-date information about the growing number of nationally accredited public health departments, as well as links to PHAB's e-newsletters, press releases, news articles and other announcements about public health departments achieving national accreditation.

PHAB's Newsroom also contains information on how to request speakers, presentations, or exhibits from PHAB.

If you are a working journalist seeking information about PHAB and/or the national accreditation program, or wish to interview a member of PHAB's staff or board of directors, or if you would like assistance in cultivating story ideas tied to the national accreditation movement, please contact PHAB Communications Manager Teddi Nicolaus at 703-778-4549 ext. 118, or tnicolaus@phaboard.org.

Comments Accepted Until Dec. 31: Supplemental Process and Documentation Guidance for Tribal Public Health Departments

A draft Supplemental Process and Documentation Guidance for Tribal Public Health Departments pursuing accreditation has been developed in partnership with the National Indian Health Board’s Tribal Public Health Accreditation Advisory Board. This guide is intended to provide additional assistance to … Continue reading

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PHAB’s National Accreditation Program Continues its Nationwide Expansion

Alexandria, VA, September 21, 2017 — Demonstrating a consistent and continued commitment to improving public health in their communities, nine governmental public health departments have been awarded five-year accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This month’s accreditation decisions … Continue reading

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Update on DIS Certification

PHAB has been privileged to coordinate a special body of work related to assessing the potential for a national Disease Intervention Specialst (DIS) Certification Program. In keeping with PHAB’s tradition of publishing special editions of our e-newsletters when we have … Continue reading

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Site Visitor Eligibility Criteria

If  you are interested in becoming a volunteer PHAB Site Visitor, keep in mind that you must have: At least five years of professional public health experience in a Tribal, state, local, or territorial governmental health department; and Leadership or … Continue reading

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PHNCI Announces $1.55 Million in Grants to Strengthen Innovation in Public Health

Nine grant recipients will develop, test and implement innovative practices that other public health organizations can adapt to their communities’ needs  The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), a division of the Public Health Accreditation Board, announced today that … Continue reading

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“Accreditation Works!” A Video From Hennepin County Public Health Department

PHAB is pleased to share the first-ever “Accreditation Works!” video! Submitted by Hennepin County Public Health Department in Minneapolis, Minn., the 3 and 1/2-minute video was developed and produced by a team that included Public Health Director Susan Palchick along … Continue reading

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PHAB Awards National Accreditation to 11 Public Health Departments

The national program to improve and protect the health of the public continued its nationwide expansion in June as 11 more governmental public health departments achieved five-year accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The decisions bring another … Continue reading

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