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Public health department accreditation implementation: transforming public health department performance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22390438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In response to a call for improved quality and consistency in public health departments, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is leading a voluntary public health accreditation initiative in the United States. The public health department accreditation system will implement a comprehensive set of standards that set uniform performance expectations for health departments to provide the services necessary to keep communities healthy. Continuous quality improvement is a major component of PHAB accreditation, demonstrating a commitment to empower and encourage public health departments to continuously improve their performance. The accreditation process was tested in 30 health departments around the country in 2009 and 2010, and was launched on a national level in September 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Authors:
William J Riley; Kaye Bender; Elizabeth Lownik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-06     Completed Date:  2012-05-02     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accreditation / organization & administration*,  standards
Humans
Public Health Administration / methods,  standards*
Public Health Practice / standards*
Total Quality Management / organization & administration
United States
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