Category: Accreditation


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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Yolo County Awarded Accreditation Status

We are pleased to announce that the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency was awarded national public health accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) this week. Yolo County becomes the 11th local health department awarded PHAB recognition in California, in addition to CDPH. Please join us in congratulating the hard work…

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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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