Accreditation at MDH - Minnesota Dept. of Heath

Accreditation at MDH

This page addresses MDH as an accredited state health department. If you would like more information on accreditation for local and tribal public health, please visit National Public Health Accreditation for Local and Tribal Public Health.

In 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).

The national accreditation program, launched in 2011, is jointly supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It sets standards against which the nation's more than 3,000 governmental public health departments can 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.

For more information on the reaccreditation process at MDH, contact:

Becky Sechrist
Center for Public Health Practice
651-201-3883
becky.sechrist@state.mn.us