Aligning National Initiatives to Foster Improvement in Health Departments
As public health departments adapt to meet the growing and changing needs of their communities, several national initiatives have recently emerged to serve as pathways for health departments to be conveners, providers, and strategists in order to improve health and well-being. The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), a division of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), was created to act as a national convener to incubate and share innovative ideas that help improve public health practice and serves as the hub for 21st century health. As part of PHNCI’s aim to provide strategic coordination at the national level, this document provides an overview of national initiatives and their connections to accreditation. By adopting high-level concepts/frameworks to advance the future of public health, implementing costing initiatives, and completing specific health interventions, health departments can work toward a journey of achieving accreditation in order to tell their story through their accreditation documentation.