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National Public Health Accreditation

The national, voluntary accreditation program was developed by Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing quality and performance of Tribal, state, local and territorial public health departments. The program was first launched in 2011, with the first public health department achieving accreditation in 2013. For more information, visit their website:

The PHAB Accreditation Standards​ are based on the 10 essential public health services, administration and governance.

BPHC's official application for PHAB accreditation alongside three pre-requisite documents (Strategic Plan, Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan) was accepted June 2016. BPHC is on track to submit all supporting documents by spring of 2017 and anticipates a formal accreditation decision fall of 2017.  

Updates on our accreditation journey can be found in our newsletter​.

Additional Resources

BPHC Strategic Plan and Executive Priorities

Community Health Assessment

Community Health Improvement Plan

Quality Improvement Plan​ 

CHIP Implementation Report

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