Healthy New Jersey

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Public Health Accreditation

About Our Accreditation

The New Jersey Department of Health achieved accreditation status from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) on June 13, 2017. The rigorous, multi-faceted peer-reviewed assessment process ensures health departments meet or exceed a set of 105 public health quality standards and measures.

Accreditation is a significant achievement, with approval granted by the PHAB. PHAB, the national accreditation program, jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sets standards against which the nation’s more than 3,000 governmental public health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance. National public health accreditation aims to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of state, tribal, and local health departments.

What does accreditation mean?

Being accredited means achieving high standards for public health services, leadership, and accountability. It also means demonstrating commitment to continuous quality improvement of public health services.

Accreditation documents

  • NJDOH Strategic Plan
  • New Jersey State Health Improvement Plan

About the Public Health Accreditation Board

PHAB was created to serve as the national public health accrediting body and is jointly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The development of national public health accreditation has involved and is supported by public health leaders and practitioners from the national, tribal, state, local, and territorial levels. Learn more about PHAB by visiting

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