The Fairfield County Health Department is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) as evidence that the health district meets a nationally adopted set of public health standards.
The Fairfield County Health Department achieved national accreditation status beginning in March of 2020.
National Public Health Accreditation is based on meeting standards and measures to document achievement in the following 10 Public Health Domains:
- 1. Assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets
- 2. Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population.
- 3. Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it.
- 4. Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health.
- 5. Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health.
- 6. Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health.
- 7. Contribute to an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy.
- 8. Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce.
- 9. Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement.
- 10. Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health.