Category: Accreditation


Butte County Awarded Accreditation Status

We are delighted to announce that Butte County’s Department of Public Health Department was awarded national public health accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) earlier this week.  Butte becomes the tenth local health department awarded PHAB recognition in California along with CDPH. Please join us in congratulating the hard work and success…

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NACCHO 2017–2018 Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) RFP Released

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has again released a Request for Proposals for the Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) grants they have provided the past six fiscal years (starting in 2011/12). These grants, up to $15,000, are designed to assist local health departments with stimulating quality improvement and promoting health department…

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New LHD Health Equity Resource Guide Launched This Week

With support from The California Endowment, Human Impact Partners launched HealthEquityGuide.org this week to assist local health departments navigate issues of health disparities and health equity within their own communities. The guide features strategic practices to build internal infrastructure, work across government agencies, foster community partnerships, and champion transformative change. The guide also provides over…

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Accreditation and Quality Improvement Resources Available

The Association of State And Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) just recently released two leadership guides, one on public health accreditation and one on performance management.  We’re pleased to note both documents are authored by Ron Chapman, MD, MPH, Health Officer, Yolo County, and former CDPH Director.  Dr. Chapman, along with Leslie M. Beitsch, MD, JD,…

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Los Angeles and San Francisco Public Health Departments Awarded Accreditation Status

We are excited to announce that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the San Francisco Department of Public Health were awarded national public health accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) last week. To date, nine of California’s local health departments have achieved accreditation status, in addition to the California…

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Reaccreditation

This week, PHAB released their guide to the reaccreditation process.  This particular guide applies to those accredited health departments that submitted their application for initial accreditation prior to June 30, 2016.  For those that are interested, PHAB will be hosting a webinar on the reaccreditation process on Thursday, February 9, at 10:00 am PST.  Registration…

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CHEAC 2016 Public Health Accreditation Status Survey

The results of CHEAC’s 2016 Public Health accreditation status survey are now available.  The 2016 Dashboard indicates that six more local health departments were accredited in 2016 (for a total of seven statewide plus CDPH).  In addition, eight local health departments were in the process of seeking formal accreditation status late last year.  If these…

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Public Health Accreditation

We are excited to announce that the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services Public Health and the Pasadena Public Health Department were awarded national Public Health Accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) last week. To date, seven of California’s local health departments have achieved Accreditation status, in addition to the…

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