BCGHD Awarded National Accreditation
Butler County General Health District Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board
PHAB-Accredited Health Departments Demonstrate the Capacity to Serve their Communities Well
The Butler County General Health District (BCGHD) achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), near the end of 2021. The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments.
BCGHD is one of fewer than 200 health departments that have thus far achieved accreditation through PHAB since the organization launched in 2011. However, hundreds of health departments across the country are preparing to seek accreditation through PHAB, the non-profit organization that administers the national public health accreditation program.
The accreditation process helps to ensure that the programs and services we provide are as responsive as possible to the needs of our community. With accreditation, BCGHD is demonstrating increased accountability and credibility to the public, funders, elected officials and partner organizations with which we work.