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Avoiding Unintended Consequences in Public Health: Ensuring that PHAB Accreditation Reduces Health Disparities Between Public Health Jurisdictions

It is vital to ensure that PHAB accreditation is accomplished in a way that maximizes its impact on health equity and does not systematically leave out jurisdictions. In our article titled, “An Analysis of How Characteristics of Local Health Department Jurisdictions Influence Involvement in PHAB Accreditation: Implications for Health Equity,” my colleague, Ashlyn Lipnicky and I set out to explore

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Here’s How Accreditation Has Influenced Health Department Financial Status, and Why It Matters

These findings provide insight into the specific capabilities and capacities strengthened through accreditation that may, in turn, influence financial outcomes. In the United States, the public health system includes a diverse and complex constellation of organizations and individuals. The backbone of this system is governmental public health, including state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments. Health departments do critical

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Why Performance Improvement Still Matters in Your Health Department

by David Stone, MS, CPTD The past year was one like most of us in public health have never experienced before. Certainly, much was learned about our public health practices. Some were upheld, others were revised, and still others were moments of growth. While there were plenty of issues to dissect from 2020, I’m going to start the year by

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PHAB’s Data Portal: A Platform for Exploring Health Department Performance Data

by Jessica Kronstadt, MPP The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Data Portal allows users to explore a unique set of data on health department capacity to deliver the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Data are available for health departments that apply for accreditation and are based on peer assessments of conformity with the PHAB Standards & Measures. The portal makes

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Register today! PHAB Webinar – Thursday, January 30th,  2 pm – 3 pm ET

The Benefits to Counties: Public Health Department Accreditation PHAB Webinar – Thursday, January 30th,  2 pm – 3 pm ET Strong public health departments engaged in effective community partnerships make all communities healthier places to live, work, learn, and play. On this webinar, leaders from PHAB and the National Association of Counties (NACo) will join in a discussion of the

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Help Shape the Future of Public Health: Revisiting the 10 Essential Public Health Services

by Jessica Solomon Fisher, MCP “Now is your chance to inform the field, and practice, of public health for years to come. Please take the time to share your thoughts and reimagine what a framework might look like that would take us into the next 25 years and beyond.” Jessica Solomon Fisher, PHNCI Chief Innovations Officer The graphic below likely

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Health Department Accreditation, Not Just a One-Time Recognition

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Robin Wilcox, MPA At the Public Health Accreditation Board, it’s the season for reaccreditation. In March, four health departments became the first in the nation to successfully achieve national reaccreditation, thereby extending their accreditation status for another five years. And there are many more in the process of seeking reaccreditation. To these health

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PHAB Launches New Accreditation Program for Vital Records/Health Statistics

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and the

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Public Health Department Accreditation a Popular Topic at APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting

by Teddi D. Nicolaus Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and the latest

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PHAB Begins Work on Updating Accreditation Standards and Measures

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and

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