Effective July 1st, 2021 Grayson County Health Department is climbing toward accreditation. This is a long process that will take around 3 to 5 years.
Accreditation is a process that ensures quality care in our healthcare setting. Overall, it will increase the functionality of GCHD.
GCHD will seek accreditation through PHAB.
Many public service and health-related entities—such as hospitals, schools, and universities—have accreditation programs. Until recently, there was no national accreditation program for public health departments. Since September 2011, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has recognized health departments that meet national standards that ensure they provide essential public health services in their communities.
Health departments report* that accreditation helps them
Better identify their strengths and weaknesses
Document their capacity to deliver the core functions and 10 Essential Public Health Services
Improve their management processes
Stimulate quality improvement and performance management
Increase their accountability to community members, stakeholders, and policymakers
Improve their communication with the governing entity/board of health
Be more competitive in funding opportunities
For information about our climb to accreditation, contact Jessica Kiper, Accreditation Coordinator.