Voluntary Public Health Accreditation Update – archived webinar

Originally presented on June 14, 2011

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The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is gearing up to launch the national voluntary accreditation program for state, local, territorial and tribal public health departments.  The goal of the accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of every community by advancing the quality and performance of public health departments.  Presenters will share PHAB updates and plans for the Fall launch with an opportunity for dialogue around the potential benefits and challenges regarding seeking accreditation.  Presenters, who are members of the Illinois Accreditation Task Force, each have varied levels of experience through such projects as the Illinois Accreditation Development Project, Illinois QI Collaborative participant, PHAB Beta Test and PHAB committees.  They’ll share what they have learned through their work in each project and the impact such learning has had on their LHD plans to pursue accreditation.



Participants in this web-conference will be able to:

1. Identify the PHAB plans for the Fall launch of the national voluntary accreditation program for state, local, territorial and tribal public health departments.
2. Describe benefits and challenges related to pursuing PHAB accreditation.
3. Share information and updates with other colleagues regarding PHAB accreditation.
4. Understand the value gained and learning gleaned from paticipation in various accreditation related projects and how that has helped prepare LHDs for making decisions regarding pursuing accreditation.
5. Link to resources to learn more about PHAB accreditation.


Target Audience

Local Health Department Administrators, staff and Board of Health Members interested in learning more about voluntary public health accreditation from peer health department staff.



Christina Welter
Cook County Health DepartmentContinuing Education:An application has been submitted to award Continuing Education Contact Hours (CHECH) for certified health education specialitst (CHES).