Accredited Health Department List
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is the national nonprofit organization that accredits Tribal, state, local, and territorial governmental public health agencies. The goal of this voluntary program is to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of public health departments. PHAB, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has established national consensus standards for public health agencies. Public health agencies that apply for accreditation must submit documentation to demonstrate conformity with a series of standards that address the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Their documentation is reviewed by a team of peers who also conduct an in-person site visit and develop a report. The PHAB Accreditation Committee reviews the reports and determines whether to accredit applicant health departments. The national program was launched in 2011 and the first health departments were accredited by PHAB in 2013.
The Public Health Accreditation Board is the only organization in the United States to award national public health agency accreditation. Each time the PHAB Accreditation Committee meets and confers accreditation, PHAB records the names of the health departments that have been accredited.
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Public Health Accreditation Board. Guide to National Public Health Department Accreditation, Version 1.0. Alexandria, VA: Public Health Accreditation Board; 2011. Guide to National Public Health Department Initial Accreditation.