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PHI-17.1 Data Details

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PHI-17.1 Increase the number of Tribal public health agencies that are accredited

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Accredited Health Department List
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
Not applicable
Target-Setting Method: 
This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.

Number of Tribal public health agencies that are nationally accredited

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    To be accredited, public health agencies must submit documentation to demonstrate conformity with approximately 100 consensus Standards and Measures, which are based on the 10 Essential Public Health Services, to the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). That documentation is reviewed by a team of peers who also conduct a site visit. That team of peer site visitors develops a report describing the public health agency’s conformity with the Standards and Measures. PHAB’s Accreditation Committee reviews the report and makes a determination about accreditation status.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2014, Objective 17 moved from developmental to measurable status. Three new objectives were created, addressing the accreditation of Tribal, state, and local public health agencies. The objective statement for objective 17.1 is "Increase the number of Tribal public health agencies that are accredited." The baseline statement is "0 Tribal public health agencies were accredited in 2014." This objective is being tracked for informational purposes; it does not have a target.


Additional resources about the objective

  1. Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Guide to Accreditation. [cited 2014 Nov 18].
  2. Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Standards and Measures. [cited 2014 Nov 18].