Status: Improving

  
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Improving

Most Recent Data:
72.5 percent (2021)

Target:
79.2 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
70.6 percent of state public health agencies were accredited as of December 2019

Increase the proportion of state public health agencies that are accredited

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

State public health agencies that are accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board meet national standards for providing essential public health services. The first public health agencies were accredited in 2013, and early evaluation results show that accreditation has led to improved services, stronger partnerships, and better use of financial resources.