PHAB standards and measures associated with Phase VIII
A community health improvement plan (public health improvement plan) dated within the past 5 years is a prerequisite for accreditation through the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). PHAB provides standards, measures and documentation requirements for this process in Standard 5.2: Conduct a Comprehensive Planning Process Resulting in a Tribal/State/Community Health Improvement Plan. PHAB requires demonstrating the local plan considers state, and national priorities (Measure 5.2.2 L) and that tribal plans consider local, state and national priorities (Measure 5.2.2 T). Agencies planning to apply for accreditation should visit the PHAB website for the latest PHAB guidance and documentation requirements.