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Public Health Accreditation

Accreditation Overview

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) launched the voluntary National Accreditation for Health Departments in September 2011.

Public health department accreditation is defined as the development of a set of standards, a process to measure health department performance against those standards, and reward or recognition for those health departments who meet the standards.

In order to continue to provide services that meet and exceed nationally recommended levels, we are starting the process of applying for accreditation. There are seven steps to public health accreditation.

The seven steps to accreditation include:

  1. Pre-application
  2. Application
  3. Document Selection & Submission
  4. Site Visit
  5. Accreditation Decision
  6. Reports
  7. Reaccreditation

Achieving accreditation provides a framework for a health department to identify performance improvement opportunities, develop leadership, improve management, increase funding opportunities, and strengthen relationships with elected officials, governing bodies and the community.

Related Resources:

  • For more information about the accreditation process, visit www.PHABoard.org
  • Read the Health District’s Accreditation Newsletter
  • Need more data, information or resources? Please visit the Healthy Southern Nevada website at www.HealthySouthernNevada.org

Contact Information

(702) 759-1000

Updated on: March 12, 2019