The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services is on the way to achieving accredited status from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).

What Accreditation Means
Accreditation is the mechanism that assures stakeholders, partners, and clients that an organization is providing quality services and strives towards a culture of improvement.
A measuring tape next to letter blocks that spell Success
Health Department Accreditation
Health department accreditation is a voluntary process that began in 2011. As time goes on, it is most likely that accreditation will become a national public health standard and become a channel for additional funding opportunities.

Benefits of working towards accreditation include:
  • Enhancing public health departments and public health infrastructure
  • Increasing accountability and credibility
  • Strengthening of public health services and programs
Steps to Accreditation
There are 7 steps to accreditation, all of which can be found on the Public Health Accreditation Board website.

1st Accredited Health Department in the State
When the Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services achieves accreditation, it will have the title of becoming the first health department in New Hampshire to become accredited.

Public Health Accreditation Newsletter
To see the journey the Public Health Department as taken towards accreditation, visit our archive center to see past and current issues of the newsletter, Pathways to Excellence: Nashua's Road to Public Health Accreditation.
Accreditation Tracker
Each month, the Nashua Department of Public Health and Community Services will update the meter and highlight their progress in completing the selection of required accreditation documents.
The 2014-2015 Accreditation Tracker