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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.

PHAB E-News: Public Vetting of Proposed Revisions to the Accreditation Process

PHAB, as a learning organization, has been working to develop improvements in the process for health departments to seek accreditation. The accreditation process is set forth in the PHAB Guide to National Public Health Department Accreditation. PHAB will release a revised Guide to National Public Health Department Accreditation in the summer of 2015.

While the overall accreditation process will not be changed, several adjustments are being considered to streamline steps and ensure efficiency throughout the process. PHAB’s Accreditation Improvement Committee has carefully considered proposed adjustments and requests your feedback and recommendations. Comments will be accepted via the link below through March 31, 2015.

Read this special issue of the PHAB E-Newsletter and join our mailing list to receive the latest PHAB news.

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Standards and Measures Version 1.5 Now Available in Print

Standards and Measures Version 1.5 Now Available in Print

Printed copies of PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.5 are now available for purchase. In addition to being offered as a free download from PHAB’s website, you may now purchase hard copies of PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.5. Please note that a small fee will be assessed to cover the cost of printing, shipping, and handling. In addition, printed copies of Acronyms and Glossary of Terms Version 1.5, and PHAB Standards: An Overview of Version 1.5, are also available. For pricing and ordering information, please contact PHAB Office Manager Lisa McAllister at 703-778-4549, ext. 100, or via email at lmcallister@phaboard.org.

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20th Anniversary Issue of JPHMP Focuses on Accreditation

The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) in December marked its 20th anniversary with the advanced online release of a special issue highlighting public health department accreditation. Titled “Transforming Public Health Practice Through Accreditation,” the anniversary issue is coordinated by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The special issue is available with free access on the journal’s Web site at www.jphmp.com.

Click here to read the full press release.

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