Advancing the accreditation process for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health

The Foundation's initiative, Advancing Accreditation in Large Jurisdictions, was designed to supply financial and technical assistance to big cities and states to catalyze application to the Public Health Accreditation Board for accreditation of their public health agencies.This grant will enable the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) to accelerate its readiness to submit a statement of intent (SOI) to apply for national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The objectives are to: (1) develop and finalize a community health improvement plan in partnership with the Drexel School of Public Health; (2) perform a self-assessment against the final PHAB standards and measures, and identify gaps; (3) create a documentation database; (4) identify documentation for accreditation and enter it in the database; (5) meet with key leadership and staff members to address areas of deficiency; and (6) submit the SOI to apply for accreditation to PHAB by December 1, 2014. The deliverables will be documentation that these objectives have been completed. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed this grant to address PDPH's gaps in readiness to apply for accreditation and to share its successful approaches with other big, as well as smaller, agencies.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $236,350.00

Awarded on: 4/1/2013

Time frame: 4/15/2013 - 1/14/2015

Grant Number: 70847


City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health

1720 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, 19145-2315


Giridhar Mallya
Project Director