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Local health department accreditation and performance management is proven to improve the quality of service delivery and the health status of populations served.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) encourages local health departments (LHDs) to pursue national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). LHDs not pursuing accreditation are encouraged to adopt PHAB standards and measures as public health best practices.

Three Kentucky LHDs were among the first 11 accredited health departments in the U.S. and many more since have applied or plan to apply to for accreditation, including DPH.

For more information about accreditation, performance management or quality improvement contact the state accreditation coordinator.

State Resources

In preparation for accreditation application, DPH staff should be familiar with the accreditation process and standards. 

More information about DPH plans:
Association of State and Territorial Health Officers provides tools and technical support to its members pursuing accreditation.

ASTHO Accreditation and Performance Improvement Guide

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