Alabama Department of Public Health accredited
The Alabama Department of Public Health has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of health departments. ADPH is one of 26 state health departments that have achieved accreditation through PHAB since 2011.
“Accreditation is a way to help us evaluate and improve our overall service to the public,” State Health Officer Dr. Tom Miller said. “The accreditation process helps to ensure that the programs and services we provide are as responsive as possible to the needs of our community. By achieving accreditation, we are demonstrating increased accountability and credibility to the public, funders, elected officials, and our partner organizations. We will continue to improve our services and performance to meet the public health needs of those we serve as effectively as possible.”
The national accreditation program sets standards for the nation’s nearly 3,000 governmental public health departments to continuously improve the quality of their services and performance. To receive accreditation, a health department must undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of quality standards and measures.
Dr. John Meigs, chairman of the Alabama State Committee of Public Health, said, “We are pleased that the Alabama Department of Public Health has been accredited for the next five years by the Public Health Accreditation Board. This milestone accomplishment is phenomenal news, and I commend Dr. Miller and his staff for this monumental achievement. This is the official recognition that the department meets or exceeds the rigorous standards established and is committed to continuous quality improvement to meet our state’s needs as effectively as possible.”
We have house at any stage to look at.