The American Public Health Association has awarded funding to six Affiliates with support from the Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct activities that prepare local, tribal, state and territorial health departments for national public health accreditation. The Georgia Public Health Association was one of the affiliates to receive the grant.
The proposed activities are innovative and will support health departments working toward accreditation and those beginning to learn about the process. Some of the proposed activities include: A full day in-person workshop covering the relationship between three domains and the foundational public health services model; on-site training to three local health departments who are in the process of achieving PHAB national accreditation; and establishing a process for linking public health professionals with accreditation experience to serve as mentors for local health departments. The Affiliates will implement activities Oct. 1 to June 30, 2017.
Please join APHA in congratulating the following award recipients:
- Georgia Public Health Association
- Ohio Public Health Association
- Oregon Public Health Association
- South Carolina Public Health Association
- Texas Public Health Association
- Utah Public Health Association