National partners include the American Public Health Association, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH), National Indian Health Board (NIHB), Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), Public Health Foundation (PHF), and National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Links to resources from these organizations are below.
American Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA supports and promotes public health accreditation as a means to strength government public health systems in the United States. The Association communicates the latest public health science and practice to members, opinion leaders and the public.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) Accreditation and Performance Standards
ASTHO provides information about accreditation preparation tools, current activities in states, and the work of the NPHPSP, as well as other information on its Web site for state health departments.
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Accreditation and Quality Improvement
NACCHO provides tools, resources, and training opportunities to local health departments to assist in their preparation for accreditation and in using quality improvement processes to improve performance and meet PHAB standards.
National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) Accreditation and the Role of Governance
NALBOH provides resources and information to support the governance and leadership role of boards of health. Boards of health can find information and resources about accreditation, quality improvement and the NPHPSP on the NALBOH Web site.
National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and Tribal Public Health Accreditation
The NIHB Web site provides information, resources, and links addressing the development of tribal public health accreditation.
NNPHI has long recognized the value of supporting agency and systems improvement and has engaged in many activities towards accreditation and performance improvement in public health. The website includes accreditation resources such as a Public Health Performance Improvement Toolkit, archived webinars, QI storyboards, and stories and topical briefs from states.
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.
Public Health Foundation (PHF) and Performance Management and Quality Improvement
The PHF Web site includes assorted tools and resources related to performance management, quality improvement, public health improvement, workforce development and other topics. Performance management resources include the body of work developed by the Turning Point Performance Management Collaborative.