The goal of the national public health department accreditation is to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the continuous quality and performance improvement of state, local, tribal and territorial public health departments.
Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)
·PHAB is the non-profit public health department accreditation organization founded in 2007.
·PHAB is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) but also has accreditation fees associated with the application.
·PHAB’s governance structure is a board of directors composed of public health leaders from Tribal, state and local health departments and academia.