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The departments are seeking accreditation under a voluntary program created by the Public Health Accreditation Board.
Bender is the executive director of the public health accreditation board and has taken this work to its national launch in September, 2011.
In May 2007, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) was established as a nonprofit organization to serve as the accrediting body.
Other participants included APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), and Associate Executive Director Susan Polan, PhD, as well as representatives from schools of public health, county and city health departments and groups such as the National Governors Association, National Association of Medicaid Directors and Public Health Accreditation Board.
The voluntary accreditation effort, launched in September by the Public Health Accreditation Board, aims to improve and protect the health of every community by advancing the quality and performance of health departments.
As of late March, 63 health departments--59 local, three state and one tribal--had submitted applications to the Public Health Accreditation Board and were working their way through the accreditation process.
201119 Encouraging health department accreditation--Encourages governmental health departments to participate in the accreditation process by completing prerequisite work to collect and demonstrate necessary evidence to meet Public Health Accreditation Board standards and measures and to ultimately support successful application for national accreditation.
By 2015, the Public Health Accreditation Board aims to have 60 percent of the U.