Connections in Communities Between Accreditation and Achieving a Culture of Health
“The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Version 1.0 of the Standards and Measures raised the bar for community engagement and cross-sectoral collaboration in creating and then implementing a community health improvement plan.”. The accreditation is used to create a “Culture of Health in a community.” The “Action Framework” is used as the standards for achieving collaborative partnerships in addressing the social determinants of health. The four main areas of action are as follows.
First making health a shared value across a community.
Second is fostering cross-sectoral collaboration to improve well-being.
Third is creating healthier, more equitable communities.
Fourth is strengthening integration of health services and systems.