Publications and Reports


Publications and Reports

This page features publications and reports relevant to PHAB and national public health accreditation.

Featured Resources

Special Issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice: Transforming public health practice through accreditation. January/February 2014, Volume 20, Issue 1

Coming soon!  New JPHMP Supplement on Accreditation: May/June 2018

JPHMP Direct accreditation blog series


This list contains articles about the impact of accreditation, the Standards and Measures, and the history of the accreditation program, among other topics.

If there are other accreditation-related studies that are either in progress or published, please let us know by contacting Jessica Kronstadt (

Recent publications

Below is a selection of recent articles about accreditation.

  • Bender K. Knowing your community: Community health assessment as a powerful tool. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017;23: S6-S8.
  • Kronstadt J, Meit M, Siegfried A, Nicolaus T, Bender K, Corso L. Evaluating the impact of national public health department accreditation ― United States, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016;65:803–806.
  • Gregg. Rurality, quality improvement maturity, and accreditation readiness: a comparison study of Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska local health departments [published online ahead of print December 7, 2017]. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017.
  • Bender K, Beitsch L, Kronstadt J. Development of a national public health accreditation program: a case study in strategic change management and sustainability. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017; 23(3):315-324.
    — Also available in Novick L, ed. JPHMP’s 21 Public Health
    Case Studies on Policy & Administration
    . Philadelphia, PA:
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2017:230-247.
  • Yeager V, Ye J, Kronstadt J, Robin N, Leep C, Beitsch L. National voluntary public health accreditation: Are more local health departments intending to take part? J Public Health Manag Pract. 2016; 22(2): 149-156.


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Page updated February 3, 2018

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