CCCHD Receives National Accreditation
Clark County Combined Health District Charles Patterson, Health Commissioner
529 E. Home Road
Springfield, Ohio 45503
For Immediate Release
May 24th, 2021
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Clark County Combined Health District Receives National Accreditation
Clark County, Ohio – The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has announced that Clark County Combined Health District (CCCHD) has achieved national accreditation by demonstrating that it meets the highest standards for delivering quality programs and services to our community.
To receive national accreditation through PHAB, a health department must undergo a rigorous, peer-reviewed assessment to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of public health quality standards and measures. Those standards cover a broad range of services, including community health assessment and improvement planning, epidemiology, infectious disease control, health inspections, health education and promotion, and emergency preparedness.
“We are excited to learn that our health department has met the standards as set forth by PHAB to be awarded with the honor of national accreditation”, said Charles Patterson, Clark County Health Commissioner. “National accreditation proves that CCCHD and its community partners are dedicated to improving the health of the community.”
Nationally accredited health departments strive to improve the health of the public through advanced performance, which is measured against a set of nationally recognized, practice focused and evidence-based standards. The national accreditation program, which receives support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sets standards against which the nation’s governmental public health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance. The development of national public health accreditation has involved, and is supported by, public health leaders and practitioners from the national, Tribal, state, local, and territorial levels. Learn more about PHAB and accreditation at http://www.phaboard.org.