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NACCHO Congratulates Newest Accredited Health Departments


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NACCHO congratulates the latest three local health departments that have received accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Each went through a rigorous assessment process to become accredited. The local health departments in this group are: Polk County Health Department in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin; Summit County Combined General Health District in Stow, Ohio; and Wood County Health Department in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 
These agencies join the nine local health departments and two state health departments who received their accreditation status in February 2013. There are now 14 health departments with five-year accreditation status**We apologize for incorrectly noting the number of accredited agencies in the first version of this e-mail. 

New Example Documentation Added to Library

NACCHO's website includes an online repository of documentation examples that LHDs have submitted or intend to submit to demonstrate compliance with PHAB's Standards and Measures version 1.0. 

DocumentationNew examples have been added to the Example Documentation Library in all twelve domains. These examples came from LHDs who participated in the NACCHO/CDC Accreditation Support Initiative.

The examples are not intended to serve as templates for agencies to copy, but are meant to serve simply as examples for consideration.

***Although several health departments have received PHAB accreditation status, these examples do not reflect items that have been scored or deemed to officially comply with PHAB measures.***

Performance Improvement Sessions at NACCHO Annual 2013

NACCHO Annual 2013 (July 10-12, Dallas, TX) is an opportunity to join a thousand of your colleagues for the year's largest gathering of local health officials in the United States. NACCHO is the only national organization that hosts annual conferences that specifically address the needs and concerns of local health officials. This year's conference theme is Public Health by the Numbers. Our Story. Our Time. Our Future.

NACCHO has created a list of sessions at the conference that specifically relate to performance improvement topics: accreditation, quality improvement, community health improvement planning, etc. To download this list of sessions, click here. For more information about the conference, including a complete agenda, or to register, visit

Upcoming ASTHO Webinar: Collaborative Partnership and Practices for Accreditation Preparation

ComputerThe Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is currently working to identify and share current practices in state, local, and tribal health agency collaboration during accreditation readiness. On Wednesday, July 24 at 1:30PM ET, ASTHO will host a webinar based on this work which will feature three case studies from New Jersey, Minnesota and Wisconsin to present their state's promising practices around alignment of state, local and tribal collaboration in the overall process of accreditation preparation and readiness efforts. The case studies will also highlight the PHAB Domains that address State Health Department roles in supporting local and Tribal accreditation readiness. For more information and to register, click here
NACCHO wishes you a happy Independence Day!