The Missoula City-County Health Department applied for accreditation in the summer of 2013. After intensive document review and a site visit, we were awarded accreditation in March 2014. We were among the first 33 health departments in the U.S. to be accredited.
Public health accreditation was launched in 2011. Accreditation is voluntary. The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) oversees public health accreditation. PHAB is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments.
Foundations of Public Health Accreditation
Public health accreditation standards are based on:
Cindy Hotchkiss, Accreditation Coordinator & Health Promotion Director
Robin Nielson-Cerquone, Accreditation Specialist
Helen Russette, Performance Management & Quality Improvement Coordinator
To learn more about public health accreditation, visit the website of the Public Health Accreditation Board.