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Dare County Public Health Reaccredited by State

Post Date:06/12/2017 12:49 p.m.

Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ Public Health Division was one of fifteen health departments awarded reaccreditation status by the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Board on May 19th, 2017.  North Carolina is the first state in the country to mandate accreditation for its local health departments.  The purpose of the accreditation program is to assure a basic level of capacity and services in each of the local health departments across the state.

The process of accreditation includes three major components – a self-assessment completed by the agency, a site visit by a multidisciplinary team of peers to review performance standards, and determination of accreditation status by an independent Accreditation Board comprised of state and local public health officials, Board of Health members, County Commissioners, and public members.

“Our staff have much to be proud of,” commented Sheila Davies, PhD, Director of the Public Health Division. “They have not only demonstrated their ability to meet a set of important performance standards, but excelled in many areas.  Through reaccreditation, we demonstrate a strong commitment to continuously work to improve the quality of services provided to the residents of Dare County.”

For more information on the accreditation process, please contact Laura Willingham, Human Services Planner,  at 252.475.5079 or laura.willingham@darenc.com.

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