Department of Health Services Logo

 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Health Department Listings

Tribal Health Centers

Division of Public Health Regional Offices

Board of Health Information

Health Officer Materials and Resources

New Public Health Orientation

CHIPPs

Access to Restrooms

PH Statutes and Administrative Rules

Voluntary Accreditation

Bi-Monthly Webcast with Local Health Officers and Tribal Health Officials

 

Public Health Accreditation
in Wisconsin

All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the benefit of the general public. The Department of Health Services does not testify to, sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.

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 jamie.labrasca@dhs.wisconsin.gov 

Regional Office Staff Lists

 

 Last Revised:  June 15, 2011