Category: Accreditation


PHAB Issues 90-day Extension for Accreditation

In response to the extraordinary circumstances facing local health departments as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announced a 90-day extension for all local health departments who are currently engaged in the initial accreditation process and those seeking reaccreditation. More information on the extension can be found here.

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Reminder: Public Health Accreditation Readiness Survey

Last week, CHEAC sent out our annual survey to assess California local health department readiness to apply for national public health accreditation. Currently 16 local health departments, as well as the California Department of Public Health, have completed the public health accreditation process and been awarded. CHEAC’s survey is intended to track California’s progress statewide….

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PHAB Awards Riverside County National Accreditation Status

We are pleased to announce that the Riverside County Public Health Department was awarded accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) this week. Riverside County becomes the 16th local health department awarded PHAB recognition in California, in addition to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Please join us in congratulating all of…

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PHAB Awards Merced County National Accreditation Status

We are pleased to announce that the Merced County Public Health Department was awarded accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) this week. Merced County becomes the 15th local health department awarded PHAB recognition in California, in addition to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Please join us in congratulating all of…

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CDPH CHA/CHIP Workshop Announced for June 27

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will be hosting a full-day workshop on Community Health Assessments (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) on Thursday, June 27, at the CDPH Natomas Office located in Sacramento. This workshop will focus on tools and resources that help improve a community’s health and promotes health equity, cover…

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Plumas County Awarded Accreditation Status

We are pleased to announce that the Plumas County Public Health Agency was awarded national public health accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) last week. Plumas County becomes the 13th local health department awarded PHAB recognition in California, in addition to CDPH. Please join us in congratulating all of the hard work of…

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CDPH to Hold In-Person Convening for PHAB-Accredited LHDs

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of Quality Performance and Accreditation will hold the California Accredited Health Department Learning Community Convening on Thursday, September 13 in Sacramento. The full-day meeting will be facilitated by a Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) specialist and will allow accredited LHDs to collaborate, participate in quality improvement and…

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Orange, Butte Counties Featured in PHAB Accreditation Works! Series

The Orange County Health Care Agency and the Butte County Public Health Department were recently featured in the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Accreditation Works! Series. The 2018 Accreditation Works! Series features success stories, best practices, and first-hand testimonials from health departments throughout the U.S. about the benefits of national accreditation to departments and communities….

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Monterey County Awarded Accreditation Status

We are pleased to announce that the Monterey County Health Department was awarded national public health accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) last week.  Monterey County becomes the 12th local health department awarded PHAB recognition in California, in addition to CDPH. Please join us in congratulating all of the hard work and…

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NACCHO Announces Accreditation Support Initiative Awardees

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announced today the awardees of the 2017-2018 Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI). These awards will support local health departments in addressing needs in preparing and applying for accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The ASI awards are made possible by funding and support of…

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