Public health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.
“When we build our tribal public health capacity, we’re preventing disease, we’re promoting health, we’re honoring our own culture and traditions. In modern times, it just has a different name – public health.”
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.
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.