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Domain 12 Documentation Examples


 
Domain 12: Maintain capacity to engage the public health governing entity
Domain 12 focuses on the health department's capacity to support and engage its governing entity in maintaining the governmental public health infrastructure for the jurisdiction served. Governing entities play an important role in the function of many public health departments. Governing entities
both directly and indirectly influence the direction of a health department and should play a key role in accreditation efforts. However, much variation exists regarding the structure, definition, roles, and responsibilities of governing entities.

A governing entity, as it relates to the accreditation process, should meet the following criteria:
  1. It is an official part of Tribal, state, regional, or local government;
  2. It has primary responsibility for policy-making and/or governing a Tribal, state, or local, health department;
  3. It advises, advocates, or consults with the health department on matters related to resources, policy making, legal authority, collaboration,and/or improvement activities;
  4. It is the point of accountability for the health department;
  5. In the case of shared governance (more than one entity provides governance functions to the health department), the governing entity, for accreditation purposes, is the Tribal, state, regional, or local entity that, in the judgment of the health department being accredited or PHAB site reviewers, has the primary responsibility for supporting the applicant health department in achieving accreditation.

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Visit PHAB's website to download "Standards and Measures version 1.0."