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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.

Number of Health Departments Accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board Now Surpasses the 200 Mark

Alexandria, VA — November 21, 2017 — From preventing epidemics to responding to disasters and protecting against environmental hazards, injury and preventable death, state and local public health departments in the United States work every day to fulfill their important … Continue reading

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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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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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