Lewis and Clark Public Health receives reaccreditation

Lewis and Clark Public Health was one of nine public health departments that received reaccreditation on May 14 from the Public Health Accreditation Board.

PHAB on May 29 announced 12 accredited departments across the nation including newly accredited departments like Cambridge-Guernsey County Health Department in Ohio, Ottawa County Health Department in Ohio and Rappahannock Area Health District in Virginia.

Lewis and Clark’s department had to complete a comprehensive review process to be given reaccreditation, which lasts for a five-year period.

Lewis and Clark Public Health.

Phil Drake, Independent Record

PHAB is a national accrediting body for state, local, tribal and territorial public health departments in the country.

“We celebrate and recognize these health departments’ hard work and commitment to excellence and improving the health and well-being of the communities they serve,” PHAB President and CEO Paul Kuehnert said in a news release. “Accreditation is more than a seal. It ensures that health departments have the necessary tools, resources and infrastructure to provide high quality services to their communities.”

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