Robin Wilcox, MPA
Robin Wilcox, MPA, is the Chief Program Officer of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), which administers the national, voluntary accreditation program for state, Tribal, local, and territorial public health departments. Ms. Wilcox joined PHAB in August 2007.
At PHAB, Ms. Wilcox manages the implementation of the accreditation process. This includes a team that supports the health departments and reviewers through the process, the training of health departments and reviewers, and the managing of volunteer reviewers. Ms. Wilcox also leads the revisions of the standards and measures, modifications to the accreditation process, and the development of the reaccreditation process and requirements.
Ms. Wilcox’s work at PHAB follows a career of public health leadership and innovation in a variety of settings, including governmental public health, a health care system, academia, local health planning, and hospital association work. Ms. Wilcox worked in the Pennsylvania Department of Health for 15 years in positions that included Director of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation and Deputy Secretary for Community Health. As Vice President of the Pennsylvania Institute for Healthy Communities, she worked in communities to bring together public health, healthcare, and community resources to build communities that create health. As the Executive Director of a five-county health policy and planning agency in southern New Jersey, she directed community health assessments, consumer research, health service planning, community and provider consensus development, and consumer involvement in health planning and policy development.
Ms. Wilcox received her Master of Public Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.
Areas of Expertise: Public health accreditation, governmental public health systems improvement, community health development, population health, public health planning and policy