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Standards

Version 2022 of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Standards are the current national standards for health departments seeking national accreditation. The standards align with the Ten Essential Public Health Services as well as the Foundational Public Health Services. It is recommended that Iowa's local health departments use the PHAB standards even if not currently seeking accreditation. Use of the PHAB standards in Iowa will bring more consistency to public health service delivery across our state. Meeting standards or becoming accredited signifies the role public health plays in assuring a healthy Iowa. 

Modernization History

Before national standards were written the Iowa Department of Public Health in collaboration with public health partners identified standards for public health in Iowa.  Previous work health departments had done to meet the Iowa Public Health Standards translates well to the national PHAB standards.

Iowa Public Health Standards

2013 Iowa Public Health Standards PDF

2011 Iowa Public Health Standards PDF

2007 Iowa Public Health Standards PDF

Crosswalks

2007 and 2011 Iowa Public Health Standards PDF

2011 Iowa Public Health Standards and PHAB Version 1.0 ZIP

Crosswalk IPHS and PHAB Version 1.5 PDF

Crosswalk on Public Health Accreditation and Retail Program Standards PDF