For Immediate Release
Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County Achieves National Accreditation
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has announced that Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County has achieved national accreditation by demonstrating that it meets the highest standards for delivering quality programs and services to our community.
“We are proud to learn that our health department has met the standards for national accreditation. National accreditation demonstrates that we are a high-performing health department, and that we are committed to continually improving our services, value and accountability to our community. This designation was only possible due to the phenomenal efforts of our employees, and support from our Board of Health and community partners” said Jeff Cooper, Health Commissioner, Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County.
The goal of the voluntary national accreditation program is to improve the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of all health departments. It is the measurement of a health department’s performance against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidence-based standards.
To receive national accreditation through PHAB, a health department must undergo a rigorous, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of public health quality standards and measures. Those standards cover a broad range of services, including community health assessment and improvement planning, epidemiology, infectious disease control, health inspections, health education and promotion, and emergency preparedness.
About the Public Health Accreditation Board
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) was created to serve as the national public health accrediting body and is jointly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The development of national public health accreditation has involved, and is supported by, public health leaders and practitioners from the national, Tribal, state, local, and territorial levels. Learn more about PHAB and accreditation at http://www.phaboard.org.