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The Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) is working with key
partners to ensure that Wisconsin
local health departments, Tribal health departments, and the Wisconsin
Division of Public Health are aware of the national voluntary
accreditation process through the Public
Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and also is engaged in assisting
those preparing to seek national accreditation.
What is National Public Health Accreditation?
Accreditation is a voluntary program that measures the degree to which
state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments meet nationally
recognized standards and measures.
What is PHAB?
PHAB is the Public
Health Accreditation Board, a non-profit accrediting body for national
public health accreditation. Their mission is to promote and protect the
health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of all
health departments in the United States.
How does national accreditation work with the Local Health Department 140 Administrative Rule Review?
This has not specifically been determined because national
accreditation has not yet started and the Wisconsin 140 Administrative
Rule is under revision. The intent of state and local partners, such as
the Division of Public Health and Wisconsin Association of Local Health
Departments and Boards (WALHDAB) is that there will be an alignment of
processes to assure the efficient and effective review of all local health
departments in Wisconsin.
What can I find on this site?
Information on what is happening in Wisconsin related to public
health accreditation with links to key partners/sites for Wisconsin Local Health Departments, Tribal health departments, and the
Division of Public Health.
Links to key national resources
Performance Improvement in Public Health Learning Sessions
If you have any questions, e-mail Jamie LaBrasca, Northern Regional
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last Revised: June 15, 2011