Public health departments play a critical role in our everyday lives, but until recently there was no nationwide system to ensure their quality and accountability. Accreditation establishes rigorous, measurable standards for quality and performance.
September 15, 2010
Multi-State Learning Collaborative holds last national meeting before the launch of public health accreditation in 2011.
May 15, 2013
New Public Health
Accreditation: A NewPublicHealth Q&A with Georgia Heise
April 17, 2007
Program Results Report
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education directed an initiative that created a set of core competencies for graduate medical education based on what medical residents should know and be able to do.
November 2, 2011
New Public Health
This year’s APHA meeting is the first one since the launch of the Public Health Accreditation Board’s (PHAB) national, voluntary accreditation program for state, local and tribal health departments. At past APHA meetings, attendees have gotten previ ...
July 1, 2007
In this special issue of JPHMP, authors comment on the potential of a national voluntary accreditation program, as well as present issues related to its implementation.
April 1, 2012
The 2010 federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) calls for use of accreditation to ensure quality in the managed health care sector and provide resources to state policy-makers through public-private partnerships. “Accreditation” is a comprehensive evalua ...
January 1, 2010
The authors of this editorial take a look at how our public health system could work in the future.
May 20, 2008
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards third round of grants to improve the quality of public health.
November 1, 2012
For almost a decade, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has supported major efforts in enhancing the field of public health services and systems research (PHSSR) as part of their larger efforts toward advancing the science and practice of pub ...