Accreditation Readiness

NACCHO provides tools, resources, training, technical assistance, and peer learning opportunities to local health departments to assist in their preparation for accreditation, performance, and quality improvement efforts.

Local health departments (LHDs) have different technical assistance needs based on their level of accreditation readiness. While some are just beginning to learn about the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB's) national, voluntary accreditation program, others may be ready to apply, while others are already accredited and seeking reaccreditation. 

Just getting started? Click here to learn more about the accreditation process.

Already accredited? Click here to learn more about preparing for reaccreditation.

Accreditation coordinators from local health departments that have applied to PHAB are invited to join NACCHO’s Accreditation Coordinators Learning Community. This group provides a space for accreditation coordinators to network with peers, share effective practices and lessons learned, and participate in a virtual community. To learn more about the Accreditation Coordinators Learning Community, please contact accreditprep@naccho.org.

Type of Health Department Accredited In Process Total in e-PHAB
Local 179 137 316
State 31 8 39
Tribal 1 5 6
Centralized States 1/67 - 1/67
Multi-Jurisdictional - 8 8
Number of Departments 211+1 system 158 370

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Learn About Public Health Accreditation

To successfully achieve accreditation, it is important for leadership to understand the requirements

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Learn About Public Health Accreditation

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Accreditation Support Initiative

Learn about the ASI award for local health departments preparing for PHAB accreditation

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Accreditation Support Initiative

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Reaccreditation

Learn about maintaining your status as an accredited agency

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Reaccreditation

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Collect and Organize Documentation

Learn more about how to document compliance with accreditation standards and measures.

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Collect and Organize Documentation

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Engage Local Governing Entity

To be eligible for accreditation, an LHD’s local governing entity must sign a letter of support.

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Engage Local Governing Entity

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Budget for Costs and Fees

Here you'll find resources to assist LHDs with budgeting for costs and fees for accreditation.

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Budget for Costs and Fees