Category Archives: Focus on PHAB and PHNCI

Beyond the 80,000 Estimate: Calculate How Many FTEs your Health Department Needs

The Public Health Workforce Calculator is a tool to help local health departments with workforce planning efforts by utilizing information provided about the local health department to estimate the number of full-time equivalents (FTEs) needed to ensure the provision of the Foundational Public Health Services. 

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Setting the Standard: The Role of Accreditation in Transforming Public Health Practice and Promoting Equity

The key to transforming our public health system is to change how we practice it. The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) supports health departments to improve quality, accountability, and performance. Health departments are the backbone of the public health system, and our mission is to transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation of our health

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Learnings from the Cross-sector Innovation Collaborative

Learnings from ten Cross-sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) grantees focusing on aligning across sectors to advance health and equity. Ten Cross-sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) grantees recently culminated a nearly two-year journey with us, focusing on aligning across sectors to advance health and equity. These grantees collaborated across public health, healthcare, social services, and community organizations to address issues such as health

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Advancing Public Health Systems Change through Version 2022

The release of Version 2022 of the Standards & Measures for Initial and Reaccreditation marks the culmination of a multi-year journey to ensure national standards for governmental public health departments are reflective of the changing nature of public health practice. PHAB embarked on the development of Version 2022 in 2017 by gathering input from multiple sources, including Insights on the

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PHAB in 2022: Our Efforts to Transform Governmental Public Health

By centering equity, modernizing data systems, and equipping our health departments with Foundational Capabilities to serve their communities, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is working to transform public health practice. Public health departments have been in the spotlight, more than ever, for the past two years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and have proved that they are

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Now Is the Time for the Foundational Public Health Services

The conversation about the FPHS requires consideration of how they align with public health accreditation and how both can be used in transformation efforts. In a post-COVID-19 pandemic world, have you wondered what governmental public health will look like, how public health departments and practitioners can be best prepared to combat the next crisis, and how the field can continue

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