Accredited Health Departments

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The Public Health Accreditation Board congratulates the 54 public health departments that have achieved national accreditation as of  Sept. 16, 2014:

  • Barren River District Health Department, Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Central Michigan District Health Department, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, Champaign, Illinois
  • Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois
  • Clackamas County Public Health, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Columbus Public Health, Columbus, Ohio
  • Comanche County Health Department, Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Cook County Department of Public Health, Oak Forest, Illinois
  • Crook County Health Department, Prineville, Oregon
  • Delaware General Health District, Delaware, Ohio
  • Deschutes County Health Services, Bend, Oregon
  • DuPage County Health Department, Wheaton, Illinois
  • El Paso County Public Health, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Erie County Department of Health, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Franklin County Health Department, Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, Olathe, Kansas
  • Kane County Health Department, Aurora, Illinois
  • Kansas City Missouri Health Department, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Kenosha County Division of Health, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Kent County Health Department, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Licking County Health Department, Newark, Ohio
  • Livingston County Department of Health, Mt. Morris, New York
  • Loudoun Health District, Leesburg, Virginia
  • Madison County Health Department, Richmond, Kentucky
  • Mahoning County District Board of Health, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Marion County Health Department, Salem, Oregon
  • Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Missoula City-County Health Department, Missoula, Montana
  • New Orleans Health Department, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York
  • Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, Edgewood, Kentucky
  • Norwalk Health Department, Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oneida County Health Department, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Polk County Health Department, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
  • RiverStone Health, Billings, Montana
  • Sedgwick County Health Department, Wichita, Kansas
  • Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane, Washington
  • St. Clair County Health Department, Belleville, Illinois
  • St. Croix County DHHS-Public Health, New Richmond, Wisconsin
  • Summit County Combined General Health District, Stow, Ohio
  • The Public Health Authority of Cabarrus County, Inc.,
    d/b/a Cabarrus Health Alliance, Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • Three Rivers District Health Department, Owenton, Kentucky
  • Tooele County Health Department, Tooele, Utah
  • Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Ventura County Public Health, Oxnard, California
  • Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, Vermont
  • Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, Washington
  • West Allis Health Department, West Allis, Wisconsin
  • Wood County Health Department, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Ten More Communities Reaping the Benefits of Accreditation

Population Served by a PHAB-Accredited Health Department Now Reaches Over 70 Million

Alexandria, VA,  Sept. 18, 2014 —The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announced today that 10 more communities have joined the growing ranks of those reaping the benefits of national public health department accreditation. The decisions bring the number of governmental public health departments now accredited by PHAB to 54. PHAB is the non-profit organization that administers the national public health accreditation program, which aims to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s Tribal, state, local, and territorial health departments.

“Residents of a community served by a nationally accredited health department can be assured that their health department has demonstrated the capacity to protect and promote the health of that community,” said PHAB President and CEO Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN. “These 10 health departments join the 44 other accredited health departments in a strong commitment to their public health mission.”

Public health departments play a critical role in protecting and improving the health of people and communities. Across the nation, health departments provide a range of services aimed at promoting healthy behaviors; preventing diseases and injuries; ensuring access to safe food, water, clean air, and life-saving immunizations; and preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.

To receive accreditation, a health department must undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a specific set of standards and measures. The peer- review process provides valuable feedback to inform health departments of their strengths and areas for improvement so that they can better protect and promote the health of the people in the communities they serve.

“Now, 22 million more people can be assured that their health departments are ready to meet these challenges,” Dr. Bender said.

National accreditation status was awarded September 16, 2014 to:

  • Barren River District Health Department, Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Clackamas County Public Health, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Crook County Health Department, Prineville, Oregon
  • Erie County Department of Health, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Kent County Health Department, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Mahoning County District Board of Health, Youngstown, Ohio
  • New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York
  • Sedgwick County Health Department, Wichita, Kansas
  • St. Clair County Health Department, Belleville, Illinois
  • St. Croix County DHHS-Public Health, New Richmond, Wisconsin

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