Illinois Accreditation Peer Network (IAPN)

The Illinois Accreditation Peer Network (IAPN) is a network of local health departments hosting quarterly web meetings with brief peer-to-peer presentations on how to approach topics related to accreditation requirements. The quarterly webinars are open to any Illinois health department interested in sharing and learning. Local health departments who are not interested in or are not pursuing accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) will also find value in the sessions as they seek to improve and align their work with best practices.

Upon request by an Illinois local health department, Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) and the IAPN Planning Committee will also consider availability for a peer mock accreditation team to conduct a mock review and feedback site visit for local health departments pursuing accreditation and nearing the submission of all documentation to PHAB. If you are in need of this service, please contact

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Upcoming IAPN Webinars

Register for IAPN Webinar on Tools for Shared Measurement
Thursday, February 28, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT

Sarah Troll, Population Health Coordinator with the DuPage County Health Department, will discuss how the department is measuring outcomes and impacts through the Impact DuPage dashboard. We welcome peer health departments to share their own tools for measurement during the call. Representatives from the Chicago and Cook County Health Departments will give a brief update on the PHAB reaccreditation process. We will also solicit ideas and presenters for the May 23rd quarterly call.

Thursday, May 23, 2019: 2:00 – 3:30 pm (Topic TBD)

IAPN Webinar Recordings

IAPN Webinar – November 2018: Performance Management

(Handout 1) (Handout 2)

IAPN Webinar – August 2018: PHAB Reaccreditation


IAPN Webinar – April 2018: Health Equity

(Handout 1) (Handout 2) (Handout 3)

IAPN Webinar – January  2018: PHAB Annual Reports


IAPN Webinar – October 2017: Quality Improvement

(Handout 1) (Handout 2)

IAPN Webinar – January 2017: Performance Management

(Handout 1) (Handout 2)

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $855,000). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.