The Kane County Health Department initially received national public health department accreditation status on Nov. 20, 2013 through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and was the first county health department in Illinois to reach this status. The national accreditation program, jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sets standards against which the nation's nearly 3,000 governmental public health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance.
To receive accreditation, a health department must undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of quality standards and measures.
In late November, 2019, the Kane County Health Department (KCHD) successfully achieved national reaccreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), extending its accreditation status for another five years. When initial accreditation expires, KCHD must apply for and achieve reaccreditation to maintain accreditation status. KCHD was recognized for creating and supporting numerous outreach programs including Kane Kares, Kane Health Counts, All Our Kids Early Childhood Network, Making Kane Fit for Kids, the Kane County Behavioral Health Council, communicable disease monitoring and awareness, emergency preparedness, environmental health, and numerous community partnerships.
Kane County Health Department Announces National Reaccreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board - 11/27/2019
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