The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is the national accrediting body for state, local and tribal public health departments. The department provides technical assistance related to both the PHAB Standards & Measures and the accreditation process.

In addition to providing technical assistance, the department is working to achieve national accreditation. Work on accreditation is being conducted in the spirit of quality improvement.

Key documents necessary for the accreditation process include the:

State Health Assessment

State Health Improvement Plan

Strategic Plan

Workforce Development Plan

Quality Improvement Plan

Performance Management Plan

For more information:

Joy Harris
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone: (515) 452-2212