Achieving Public Health Accreditation though PHAB is one of the five goals of Public Health 3.0. This process involves the “measurement of health department performance against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused, and evidenced-based standards.” The PHAB accreditation assesses a health department’s ability to perform “10 Essential Public Health Services”; it also measures their capacity to manage and communicate effectively with a governing entity.
PHAB’s mission of improving and protecting the public health by transforming healthcare quality and performance is synonymous with the mission of hospitals. In other words, the goals of all parties are aligned. The in-depth self-review that’s inherent in accreditation has proven to help health departments improve processes, community engagement, quality of care, and customer outcomes.