The Logan County Health District (LCHD) is excited to announce that the organization has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) by demonstrating that it meets the highest standards for delivering quality programs and services to its community.
“After years of diligence and hard work, we are proud to be recognized for achieving national standards that promote continuous quality improvement to better protect public health,” said Boyd Hoddinott, MD MPH, Logan County Health Commissioner. “By continuing to improve our services, we can be sure we’re meeting and exceeding the needs of our local community as effectively as possible. The accreditation process also validates the dedication of our staff and the exceptional support of our board of health and community partners to help prioritize the use of resources to improve the quality of life of all Logan County residents.”
Of the 113 health districts in the state of Ohio, only 23 are accredited, three of which are rural agencies, which includes the Logan County Health District. Nationally accredited health departments strive to improve the health of the public through advanced performance, which is measured against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidence-based standards.
The PHAB’s voluntary national accreditation process is rigorous and extensive. Interested health departments must undergo peer-reviewed assessments to ensure they meet or exceed a set of public health quality standards. Those measures cover a broad range of services including community health assessment, epidemiology, infectious disease control, health inspections, health education, and emergency preparedness.