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Research and Publications


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Below are some accreditation and QI publications.

NACCHO's Operational Definition of a Functional Local Health Department
The Operational Definition defines what every community should reasonably expect from its governmental public health department. Based on the 10 Essential Public Health Services and vetted widely among stakeholders, the Operational Definition serves as a framework for the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national accreditation standards. Read on to view the Operational Definition and information on communicating the value of public health to stakeholders. More »
NACCHO Exchange: Summer 2011 - Accreditation
The Summer 2011 issue of NACCHO Exchange features information about PHAB's voluntary national accreditation program. More »
JPHMP: Jan/Feb 2010 - Quality Improvement in Public Health
This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice is a valuable resource for the public health community and contains information and QI and accreditation in public health. This entire issue is available for free download. More »
To Be or Not To Be: Accredited | A Study of Incentives to Promote Public Health Accreditation
This paper takes a new look at current and potential incentives with particular attention to how state agencies and tribal organizations can provide incentives to local public and tribal health agencies to
prepare for and apply for PHAB accreditation. Recommendations and findings were developed after reviewing existing literature and interviewing key leaders from local, state, and tribal agencies. More »