Cecil County Health Department’s Accreditation with Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)
Cecil County Health Department is accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) to mark our commitment to providing high-quality public health services to the community. The primary objective of the PHAB accreditation program is to enhance and safeguard public health by advancing the quality and performance of Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments.
In March 2017, Cecil County Health Department was accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This accreditation marked our dedication to meeting the rigorous national standards for public health practice. Accreditation is not a one-time achievement; it is an ongoing commitment to continuously improve and provide the best services possible to our community.
Benefits of Accreditation
Accreditation with PHAB offers numerous benefits for our health department and the community we serve. Some of the key advantages include:
Improved Quality of Services: Accreditation ensures that our services meet national standards of quality and effectiveness, resulting in better outcomes for our community.
Enhanced Accountability: Accreditation holds us accountable for the public’s health, promoting transparency and ensuring that we continuously strive for excellence.
Community Trust: Accreditation signifies our commitment to public health building trust with our community and stakeholders.
Access to Resources: Accredited health departments often have access to additional resources and funding opportunities to support their initiatives.
Workforce Development: Accreditation encourages ongoing staff development and training to keep our team at the forefront of public health practice.
Cecil County Health Department recently concluded the re-accreditation process with PHAB. We have worked diligently to demonstrate our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of public health service. Our team has undergone rigorous self-assessment and external review processes to ensure we continue to meet or exceed the national standards.
We expect to receive final approval of the re-accreditation process in early 2024, further solidifying our commitment to excellence and continued dedication to improving the health and well-being of Cecil County residents.