Local Health Departments (LHDs) undergoing the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation engage with a number of public health system partners to satisfy accreditation standards and pre-requisites. In addition, the accreditation process positions LHDs to more effectively deliver core and foundational public health services due to PHAB’s emphasis on core public health activities. This results in the development of more comprehensive public health systems with multi-sector partners, delivery of a greater variety of services, and engagement of more organizations in services delivered. This project studies differences in comprehensive public health system structure, comparing LHDs that have achieved PHAB accreditation and those that have not.
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