Accreditations - Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
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Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center is one of only five–out of more than one hundred–self-governed tribal health centers in the U.S. to receive national accreditation from the U.S. Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Awarded late summer 2020, the clinic went through a multifaceted peer review assessment to prove it meets and or exceeds nationally-set standards and best practices.


Additionally, Yellowhawk is the leader in the Government Performance and Results Act of 1983. GPRA was designed to improve program management throughout the federal government. Agencies are required to develop a five-year strategic plan outlining its mission, long-term goals, major functions, performance measures, and reporting results. Health organizations like Yellowhawk are evaluated in the following areas:


    • Diabetes
    • Dental services
    • Immunizations
    • Cancer screening
    • Behavioral health
    • Cardiovascular screenings
    • Childhood weight control and
    • HIV screenings

What is Public Health Department Accreditation?

    • The measurement of health department performance against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidenced-based standards.
    • The issuance of recognition of achievement of accreditation within a specified time frame by a nationally recognized entity.
    • The continual development, revision, and distribution of public health standards.