Through Public Health Accreditation Board
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2016) — The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.
The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of state, local, tribal and territorial public health departments throughout the nation. The Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness is one of 151 health departments out of nearly 3,000 across the U.S. to achieve accreditation through PHAB since the organization launched in 2011.
“We are very pleased and excited to be recognized for achieving national accreditation,” said Dr. Joann Schulte, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. “The accreditation process helps to ensure that our programs and services are as responsive as possible to the needs of our community. With accreditation, Louisville Pubic Health and Wellness is demonstrating increased accountability and credibility to the public, funders, elected officials and partner organizations with which we work.”
The national accreditation program, jointly sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sets standards against which the nation’s governmental health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance. To achieve accreditation, health departments must undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to assure it meets or exceeds quality standards and measures.