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Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)
The Oklahoma state Department of Health (OSDH) was the first state health department to be awarded accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board.
What is Public Health Department Accreditation?
A PHAB – accredited public health department is accredited for five years. PHAB’s initial accreditation assesses a health department’s capacity to carry out the ten Essential Public Health Services; manage an effective health department; and, maintain strong and effective communications with the governing entity.
Value of Accreditation
The OSDH is currently working on achieving reaccreditation. On June 24, 2019, OSDH successfully submitted its application for Reaccreditation.
Reaccreditation is necessary for a health department to continue to be designated as accredited. Reaccreditation focuses on assessment of an accredited health departments continued improvement and advancement thereby becoming increasingly effective at improving the health of the population they serve. Reaccreditation is designed to provide an understanding of how the health department functions; its overarching and department-wide methods, systems, policies, procedures, structures, routines, practices etc.
Oklahoma State Department of Health
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