National Public Health Accreditation

National public health accreditation aims to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of state, tribal, and local health departments.

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), is implementing voluntary, national accreditation for state, territorial, tribal, and local public health departments. [Attn: Non-MDH site]

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Frequently Asked Questions


Monthly Accreditation Coordinator Conference Calls

  • For: Local and tribal health departments strongly interested in national public health accreditation, who have not yet begun the application process (PHAB provides support for accreditation coordinators after application submission)
  • Hosted By: MDH Office of Performance Improvement

The content of these calls will be supported by the PHAB Accreditation Coordinator Handbook (PDF: 677KB / 27 pages) [Attn: Non-MDH link].