Public Health Accreditation . [Insert your name and title] [Insert LHD]. Objectives. Understand the definition of accreditation and its importance in public health Define and understand the purpose of the Public Health Accreditation Board
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Accreditation provides public notification that an institution, agency, or program meets standards of quality set forth by an accrediting agency
The Joint Commission
Improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of all health departments in the country.
Davis MV, Cannon MM, Stone DO, Wood BW, Reed J, Baker EL. (2011). Informing the national public health accreditation movement: lessons from North Carolina’s accredited local health departments. Am J Public Health. Retrieved from: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/AJPH.2011.300199v1.
Accreditation & Quality Improvement: Increasing efficiency and effectiveness
Accreditation and Public Health Preparedness in North Carolina
Accreditation and Public Health Preparedness in North Carolina, by John Wayne PhD, MBA, November 6, 2009 - APHA Annual Meeting
PHAB aims to have 60% of the U.S. population served by an accredited agency by the year 2015.
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