State Laws & Policies Regarding Public Health Agency Accreditation Prerequisites
To prepare for health department accreditation, communities and states must understand applicable laws and policies to determine if they are subject to provisions that facilitate or create barriers to agency accreditation. Identifying and understanding current laws and policies relevant to planning and implementing accreditation requirements will be of immediate benefit to local public health agencies and national agencies supporting accreditation. This project looked at all 50 states through a legal lens to identify laws, rules, executive orders, contracts, legislative resolutions, and other tools that are used to mandate that a state or local health department complete one or more of the prerequisites to accreditation: Community Health Assessments, Community Health Improvement Plans and Strategic Plans.
- Download the full legal database
- Download the CHA/CHIP database codebook
- For a full project summary including methods, themes and trends, barriers to completing prerequisites and applying for accreditation and a matrix of authority and requirements, download this full summary report.
- For summaries of findings for each state, download this state summary report.
For questions or more information, please contact Lisa VanRaemdonck.