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Panhandle Public Health District Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board

PHAB-Accredited Health Departments Demonstrate the Capacity to Serve their Communities Well

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Panhandle Public Health District Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board PHAB-Accredited Health Departments Demonstrate the Capacity to Serve their Communities Well Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments. PPHD is one of fewer than 150 health departments in the nation and the second local health department in Nebraska to achieve accreditation since PHAB launched in 2011. However, hundreds of health departments across the country are preparing to seek accreditation through PHAB, the non-profit organization that administers the national public health accreditation program. Click here for more information.

Prevent West Nile Virus June officially brings the start of summer and the beginning of mosquito season. Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) has once again begun West Nile Virus (WNV) surveillance activities to monitor the presence of the virus in the Panhandle. Click here for more details.

Dental Day For the thirteenth consecutive year, students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College (UNMC) of Dentistry headed west to be a part of Dental Day. A total of 175 Children without dental insurance were treated in Sidney, Alliance, and Gordon. Click here for more details.

Happy Birthday to Nebraska Health Departments! 15 years ago on May 16, 2001, LB692, the legislation that formed Nebraska’s Local Health Department system, was signed into law. Local health department are chief public health strategists in Nebraska communities.  Since 2001, Nebraska’s local health departments have built infrastructure (in many areas where there was none), built capacity and strong community partnerships, worked with partners to prioritize health needs, leveraged relationships to bring federal and state dollars to local communities, provided local jobs, and made reliable, measurable impacts on the health of our communities. Click here for more details.

To find out how Funding Public Health protects our communities and kids,saves lives . . . and saves money click here.

 Updated June 23, 2016

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