National Accreditation and New York State Departments of Health
Certificate Edge

Course Objective

  • Define public health accreditation
  • Describe why local health departments should seek accreditation
  • Describe how a health department can measure their readiness for starting the public health accreditation process
  • Describe the steps to become an accredited health department, including documentation requirements
  • Describe tools that health departments can use to achieve accreditation

Date:August 19, 2014

Joan Ellison, RN, MPH
Former Public Health Director
Livingston County Department of Health

This presentation discusses Livingston County’s experience becoming the first accredited Health Department New York State, and highlights the process, steps, strategies and tools used for determining agency readiness, preparation and submission of the application through hosting the Accreditation Team Site Visit, through the site visit report and PHAB Accreditation Committee decision.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center