Accredited Health Departments

The Public Health Accreditation Board congratulates the 31 public health departments that have achieved national accreditation as of March 19, 2014:

  • Central Michigan District Health Department, Mount Pleasant, Mich.
  • Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, Ill.
  • Columbus Public Health, Columbus, Ohio
  • Comanche County Health Department, Lawton, Okla.
  • Cook County Department of Public Health, Oak Forest, Ill.
  • Delaware General Health District, Delaware, Ohio
  • El Paso County Public Health, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Franklin County Health Department, Frankfort, Ky.
  • Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Kane County Health Department, Aurora, Ill.
  • Kansas City Missouri Health Department, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Kenosha County Division of Health, Kenosha, Wis.
  • Licking County Health Department, Newark, Ohio
  • Livingston County Department of Health, Mt. Morris, N.Y.
  • Loudoun Health District, Lessburg, Va.
  • Marion County Health Department, Salem, Oregon
  • Missoula City-County Health Department, Missoula, Montana
  • Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, Edgewood, Ky.
  • Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Oneida County Health Department, Rhinelander, Wis.
  • Polk County Health Department, Balsam Lake, Wis.
  • Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane, Wash.
  • Summit County Combined General Health District, Stow, Ohio
  • The Public Health Authority of Cabarrus County, Inc. d/b/a Cabarrus Health
    Alliance, Kannapolis, N.C.
  • Three Rivers District Health Department, Owenton, Ky.
  • Tooele County Health Department, Tooele, Utah
  • Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa, Okla.
  • Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, Wash.
  • West Allis Health Department, West Allis, Wis.
  • Wood County Health Department, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

Click here to view the latest map depicting the distribution of health departments in e–PHAB.

PHAB PRESS RELEASE: March 20, 2014

Public Health Accreditation Board Awards Five-Year Accreditation to Nine Health Departments

PHAB accreditation demonstrates achievement of high national standards

March 20, 2014— Alexandria, VA — The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announced today it has awarded five-year accreditation status to nine public health departments. The decisions bring the number of governmental public health departments now recognized by PHAB as high-performing health departments to 31.

PHAB is the independent 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.

Accreditation status was awarded March 19 to Columbus Public Health, Columbus, Ohio; Cook County Department of Public Health, Oak Forest, Ill.; Delaware General Health District, Delaware, Ohio; Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department, Minneapolis, Minn.; Loudoun Health District, Leesburg, Va.; Marion County Health Department, Salem, Ore.; Missoula City-County Health Department, Missoula, Mont.; Oneida County Health Department, Rhinelander, Wis.; and Tooele County Health Department, Tooele, Utah.

“Nine more health departments have demonstrated their commitment to ongoing performance management and quality improvement, and we are so pleased to confer accreditation on them to recognize those efforts,” said PHAB President and CEO Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We are excited because with these accreditations, we have added five new states — Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Virginia — to the growing ranks of states with at least one nationally accredited health department. PHAB’s Board of Directors and staff congratulate them on this outstanding achievement. They are great role models for other health departments still in the process.”

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