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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN COLLIER COUNTY MAINTAINS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION STATUS THROUGH THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACCREDITATION BOARD

March 17, 2022

Maintaining Accreditation through PHAB Ensures the Florida Department of Health in Collier County Capacity to Continue to Evolve, Improve and Advance 

Naples, Florida. — The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) reaccredited the Florida Department of Health, which includes the Florida Department of Health in Collier County, as an integrated health department for another five years. This seal of accreditation signifies that the unified Florida Department of Health, which includes the State Health Office and the 67 county health departments, meets or exceeds national standards for public health performance management and continuous quality improvement. The Department demonstrated a focus on accountability and performance to improve the health of communities throughout the state.

"We are so pleased to again be recognized by PHAB for achieving national standards that foster effectiveness and promote continuous quality improvement," said Kimberly Kossler, MPH, RN, CPH, Administrator. “By improving our services and performance, we become increasingly effective at improving the health of the population we serve."

PHAB praised the Department for operating as a collaborative and effective integrated system noting that the inter-county collaboration is evident through shared programs and positions across the state. PHAB applauded staff across the integrated system for being highly dedicated, passionate, and proud of their work around improving the health of the communities they serve. PHAB also commended the Department for maintaining a continued commitment to accreditation.

PHAB, the nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that administers the national accrediting program, works to improve and protect the public's health by advancing and transforming the quality and performance of governmental public health departments in the United States.

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