Public Health Accreditation
Denver Public Health and Denver Environmental Health
are working together on national accreditation
from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and protecting the
health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of health departments.
National public health accreditation has many benefits, such as:
- Continuous focus on improving the health department
- Increased credibility and accountability to the community
- National recognition for excellence in public health practice
- Increased opportunity to engage the public health workforce
- Access to a network of public health experts
- Potential funding advantages
Accreditation is based on standards that public health departments must use to provide the best services possible.
To be accredited, the health department is required to complete a Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement Plan and Strategic Plan.
Documentation showing how the health department meets the standards, in addition to an on-site review, is also required.
Accreditation Key Milestones and Timeline
|Accreditation team selected
||by July 2013
|Statement of Intent submitted to PHAB
||by August 2013
|Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement Plan,
and Strategic Plan completed (prerequisites for the application)
|by January 2014
|Application submitted to PHAB
||by March 2014
|Final documentation submitted to PHAB
||by January 2015
|Site visit completed
|| by Spring 2015