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Cobb & Douglas Public Health Becomes First Health Department in Georgia to Earn National Accreditation Status

The national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announced today it has awarded five-year accreditation status to Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH), the first health department in Georgia to earn this status. This decision brings the number of governmental public health departments now recognized by PHAB as high-performing health departments to 75 in the U.S.  There are only 13 health departments in the Southeast currently accredited.

PHAB is the independent accreditation organization which aims to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s tribal, state, local, and territorial health departments. The national accreditation program sets standards against which more than 3,000 public health departments can continuously work to improve the quality of their services and performance.

To receive national accreditation, a health department must undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of public health quality standards and measures. The peer-review process provides valuable feedback to inform health departments regarding both their strengths and opportunities for improvement so that they can better protect and promote the health of the people in the communities they serve.

“This extraordinary achievement by our staff and partners demonstrates Cobb & Douglas Public Health’s commitment to our mission of providing the highest quality public health services to the residents of Cobb and Douglas counties,” said Dr. Jack Kennedy, M.D., District Health Director, Cobb & Douglas Public Health. “Our PHAB Site Reviewers were particularly impressed by the involvement and support of our numerous community partners, board members and staff who work together to improve the health of Cobb and Douglas residents.”

CDPH would also like to acknowledge Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald and her team at the Georgia Department of Public Health for their continued support in helping us achieve PHAB accreditation status.

“This is an outstanding achievement and recognition of the Cobb & Douglas Public Health District’s commitment to prevent disease and promote health and wellness among its residents,” said Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health. “To be the first health district in Georgia to earn this distinguished designation is a testament to the expertise and dedication of the Cobb & Douglas Public Health staff, its partnerships within the community and the support of their boards of health.”

To learn more about PHAB, visit: phaboard.org.


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author: Valerie Crow.

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