The Arizona Department of Health Services: National Accreditation and Public Health Advancements in Communities Across the State

Arizona’s Health Services Department Successfully Retains National Accreditation

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has once again been recognized as nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board. This achievement is a result of ADHS undergoing a thorough evaluation against a comprehensive set of national standards, ensuring that the department continues to evolve, improve, and advance public health practices in the communities it serves.

ADHS Executive Deputy Director, Jennie Cunico, expressed her pride in this reaccreditation, stating that it is a testament to their commitment to exceptional standards throughout Arizona. She also mentioned that ADHS is honored to be among more than 400 health departments across the nation that hold this status.

Cunico emphasized the importance of maintaining this national accreditation for ADHS, as it allows them to ensure that they are meeting the highest standards in public health and providing quality services to the communities they serve. ADHS has held this status since 2017 and will continue to work towards improving its performance and ensuring that it remains accredited for years to come.

In addition to ADHS, several other health departments in Arizona have also received national accreditation status from the Public Health Accreditation Board. These include those in Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, and Yavapai counties, as well as the Pascua Yaqui Health Services Division. Maintaining this national accreditation allows these departments to continue providing high-quality public health services and making a positive impact on their communities.

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