Thursday, December 18, 2014

Salt Lake County Health Dept is among latest group to receive National Accreditation

The Public Health Accreditation Board reports that six more public health departments have been awarded national accreditation.  "This week's decisions bring 40.5 million more people into the growing family of communities that can be assured their health departments are meeting important national standards."  The newly accredited health departments include California, Frederick County (MD), Salt Lake County (UT), Worcester County (MD), Green River (KY) and Houston (TX).

Benefits of National Accreditation Reaching More Communities


Population Served by a PHAB-Accredited Health Department Now Totals 111 Million
demonstrating the capacity to provide the highest quality of services to their communities. This week’s decisions bring 40.5 million more people into the growing family of communities that can be assured their health departments are meeting important national standards. 

PHAB, the non-profit organization that administers the national public health accreditation program, 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. Since the program’s launch in 2011, 60 health departments have been awarded five-year accreditation status, bringing the total population now served by a PHAB-accredited health department to more than 111 million.

Find out more at http://www.phaboard.org/wp-content/uploads/Dec152014PressReleaseFinal.pdf

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