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.”
Stacy Bohlen, CEO
National Indian Health Board
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) oversees a national, voluntary accreditation program for state, local, territorial and tribal public health departments. Launched in 2011, public health accreditation is a relatively new process.
In order to continue to provide services that meet and exceed nationally recommended levels, Yellowhawk has started the process of applying for accreditation.
There are seven steps to accreditation:
Yellowhawk is currently completing step 3 of the process, document selection and submission