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Mesa County Health Department is pleased
to announce the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has awarded the agency
with national accreditation.
The Health Department underwent a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds quality standards and measures established by PHAB.
“Accreditation means our agency is
committed to continuous quality improvement, so that we can meet our community’s
needs as effectively as possible,” said MCHD Executive Director Jeff Kuhr.
Accreditation will help MCHD:
  • Improve management processes.
  • Develop leadership within the organization.
  • Stimulate greater accountability and transparency within the department.
  • Improve relationships with the community.
  • Be more competitive when vying for funding opportunities. 
MCHD is the second health department in Colorado and one of 101 in the nation to achieve
PHAB accreditation since the organization launched in 2011. The program,
jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sets standards against which the nation’s
nearly 3,000 governmental public health departments can continuously improve
the quality of their services and performance.