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Accreditation Readiness and Performance Improvement Technical Assistance to States

ASTHO’s performance and quality activities strengthen the public health infrastructure and improve the performance of state health departments by encouraging participation in Public Health Accreditation Board’s (PHAB) national accreditation program, facilitating performance management and quality improvement (QI), and increasing systems assessments and strengthening states’ abilities to deliver essential public health services.

The Accreditation Readiness and Performance Improvement Technical Assistance to States project is a flexible, direct, non-monetary technical assistance opportunity offered to state health departments to help them address self‐identified accreditation preparation needs. At the end of the project, participating states can demonstrate a measurable increase in their health agency’s readiness to achieve PHAB accreditation or reaccreditation. Between 2010 and 2017, ASTHO provided technical assistance to all 43 states. Of these jurisdictions, 28 are accredited by PHAB.

2017 – 2018 Participating States

Through this project, ASTHO is providing technical assistance to 11 state health departments to help them carry out a variety of accreditation activities:

Technical Assistance Provided by ASTHO (2015 – 2017)

Map of Technical Assistance Provided by ASTHO

Want to learn more? Contact Jamie Ishcomer, Senior Analyst of Quality Improvement and Performance Management, at jishcomer@astho.org.