Eleven Public Health Departments First to Achieve National Accreditation Status

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has awarded 5-year accreditation to 11 public health departments. Accreditation status was awarded February 28, 2013, to:

  • Comanche County Health Department (Lawton, OK)
  • Franklin County Health Department (Frankfort, KY)
  • Livingston County Department of Health (Mt. Morris, NY)
  • Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department (Edgewood, KY)
  • Oklahoma City-County Health Department (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Spokane Regional Health District (Spokane, WA)
  • The Public Health Authority of Cabarrus County, Inc. d/b/a Cabarrus Health Alliance (Kannapolis, NC)
  • Three Rivers District Health Department (Owenton, KY)
  • Washington State Department of Health (Olympia, WA)
  • West Allis Health Department (West Allis, WI)

“This is a truly historic moment in public health,” said PHAB President and CEO Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN. “With accreditation, we now have national standards that promote continuous quality improvement for public health and a mechanism for recognizing high performing public health departments. These are the first of many health departments that we look forward to being able to recognize for achieving national standards that foster efficiency and effectiveness, and promote continuous quality improvement.”

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3 Responses to Eleven Public Health Departments First to Achieve National Accreditation Status

  1. Ron Bialek says:

    Congratulations to all 11 health departments on this distinguished honor to be among the first accredited in public health. Your preparation, perseverance, and leadership throughout the accreditation process sets a great standard, now validated by your peers. The Public Health Foundation is honored to have worked with so many of you and we look forward to your continuous work to strengthen the quality and performance of public health practice. –Ron Bialek, President and CEO, Public Health Foundation

  2. Barbara L. Worgess says:

    Congratulations to the eleven health departments and to PHAB Board and staff! All of your hard work has paid off!

  3. Mary Davis says:

    I want to add my congratulations to the accredited health departments. Congratulations are also due to the organizations, funders, volunteers, and PHAB staff that have worked tirelessly to make this happen. This is truly an excellent example of Collective Impact or what we can accomplish when we work towards a common goal.
    –Mary Davis, North Carolina Institute for Public Health

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