Public Health Accreditation Board
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  • The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is the nation’s accrediting body for state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments. PHAB seeks to advance the quality and performance of public health departments by setting standards that define the expectations for accreditation. Through collaboration with Special Olympics, PHAB has committed to using its national platform to advance intentional inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. In September 2017, PHAB published a Tip Sheet on how health departments can identify opportunities to include people with ID in their programs as they prepare for accreditation or reaccreditation.

    Under the Special Olympics Inclusive Health Innovation Grant program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PHAB created a series of five case studies showcasing health departments who are advancing inclusion and creating healthier communities in their work related to health promotion, emergency preparedness, and general program planning.

Inclusive Health Champion
A Public Health Professional Conducts an Opening Eyes Vision Test During a Healthy Athletes Event at the Latin American Regional Games in Panama City, 2017
Resources From PHAB
Learn how health departments can use examples of population health activities that include people with ID for their documentation, where the accreditation standards and measures lend themselves to doing so.
Learn how to ensure cessation resources and assistance are accessible for all.
Learn how health departments can leverage their role as a trusted community convener.
Learn how to leverage partnerships to advance inclusion and create healthier communities.
Learn how to engage local advocates and community members in adopting inclusive preparedness competencies.
Learn how to advance best practices for adapted school-based physical education and expand health-promoting opportunities.
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