About this resource:
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Last Reviewed: August 2016
Workgroups: Public Health Infrastructure Workgroup
This article presents findings from a survey of local public health departments that had been accredited for 1 year. Findings show more than 9 in 10 health departments report benefits like:
- Stimulated opportunities for improved quality and performance
- Increased ability to self-assess their work
- Improved accountability and transparency
- Strengthened management processes
These findings show that accreditation has the potential to strengthen health departments’ internal capacities and infrastructure.
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Kronstadt, J. (2016). Evaluating the Impact of National Public Health Department Accreditation — United States, 2016. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 65.