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NWCPHP and the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)

Faculty at the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice have provided leadership in the national movement toward accreditation.

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is pleased to welcome Kaye Bender PhD, RN, FAAN, President and CEO of the Public Health Accreditation Board, as a featured presenter at our Summer Institute in 2009. PHAB is a national venture to develop and pilot benchmark standards for state, local, and territorial health departments. With funding support from the CDC and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PHAB will offer voluntary accreditation to public health departments beginning in 2011.

Faculty at the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice have provided leadership in the national movement toward accreditation. Bud Nicola, MD, MHSA, FACPM, Senior Consultant and CDC Assignee to NWCPHP, currently serves on the Board of Directors of PHAB as a local Board of Health member. Jack Thompson, MSW, Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington School of Public Health, serves on the Performance Management Committee of the Washington State Public Health Improvement Partnership, which is overseeing initiatives toward voluntary accreditation in Washington State. Additionally, NWCPHP is providing technical assistance to the State of Montana in its accreditation efforts.

Learn more about the Public Health Accreditation Board.

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