What You Should Know
District 4 Public Health coordinates all public health activities and services throughout the district. Various programs, and departments at the district work with the general public, healthcare providers, hospitals, community partners, schools, local, state, and federal offices and agencies, as well as the media, to prevent disease and to protect and promote the health and safety of the district communities.

In late 2014, District 4 Public Health began working toward achieving accreditation through the new Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) certification program. You can learn more about PHAB and the accreditation process here: http://www.phaboard.org/accreditation-overview/

District 4 officially applied for Accreditation on August 31st, 2018.

The official PHAB Site Visit was completed on September 18th and 19th, 2019.

All three prerequisite documents needed to apply have been completed:

1. Community Health Assessment (CHA) 2018 Community Health Assessment
2. Strategic Plan (SP) Scanned Signed SP
3. Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Scanned Signed CHIP

In addition to the three main documents, the district has also written the:

1. Quality Improvement (QI) Plan Updated QI Plan 92718

2. Performance Management System (PMS) Plan Scanned Signed PMSystemPlan

3. Branding Strategy

4. Workforce Development Plan.

5. QI Council Charter QI Council Charter

Other Documents:

1. QI Project Suggestion Form QI Project Suggestion Form-FINAL

2. Just Did It Form Just Did It

3. 2018 Annual Report AnnualReportFY18

 

Each Domain contains standards and measures, by which the organization will measure each department’s readiness for accreditation.

District 4 has completed all documentation for the 12 Domains, as outlined by PHAB, which can be found here: http://www.phaboard.org/wp-content/uploads/PHABSM_WEB_LR1.pdf

 

Becoming nationally accredited will be a benefit to all employees of District 4 as well as to the communities residing in this district.

Accreditation means:
1. More accountability (to each other and to our clients)
2. More funding (some grants are only available to accredited health departments)
3. Holding ourselves to a higher standard