SOMERSET, Ky. - The Lake Cumberland District Health Department announced it has successfully completed a review process to maintain national accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). In maintaining its accreditation status for another five years, LCDHD has demonstrated that it meets PHAB’s quality standards and measures and has the capacity to continue to evolve, improve and advance to continue improving the health of the residents of the Lake Cumberland District.
The non-profit PHAB works to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation. PHAB’s accreditation program sets standards against which the nation’s governmental public health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance.
“We are so pleased to again be recognized by PHAB for achieving national standards that foster effectiveness and promote continuous quality improvement," said LCDHD Executive Director Amy Tomlinson. “We hope this announcement will reassure our community, partner organizations, funders and elected officials that the services we provide are as responsive as possible to the needs of our community.
LCDHD achieved national initial accreditation status through PHAB on March 14, 2017, after undergoing a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it met a set of quality standards and measures. Today’s announcement goes a step further by demonstrating that LCDHD has the capacity to become increasingly effective at improving the health of the community.
“This would not have been possible without the commitment of our Board members and all LCDHD staff to providing top notch, quality service to our communities,” said Executive Director Tomlinson. “I’m so proud and thankful for all the hard work and dedication our staff have put in to maintain our accreditation. Everyone had a role in this effort.”
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