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What is health department accreditation?

Health Departments achieving accreditation have been measured against a rigorous set of nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidenced based standards.

This recognition ensures your local health department is focused on the 10 Essential Public Health Services and maintaining an informed, educated, and competent public health workforce for your benefit.


Three Rivers was one of the first 11 Health Departments in the nation to receive National Accredittion from the Public Health Accreditation Board in February 2013.  Three Rivers was awarded Re-Accreditation for another five years in 2019.

Why is it important?

Watch this short video to learn why accreditation is important to you!

What is the benefit?