The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment has earned a five-year national reaccreditation for public health practice.
National Accreditation Council for Public Health National Accreditation Program strives to improve and protect public health by advancing and transforming the quality and performance of local health services, according to a press release of Weld County.
Initially, Weld County Health Department was accredited in 2016. In total, Colorado has eight accredited health departments, including Weld County.
Mike Freeman, Weld County Board of Commissioners and Weld County Department of Public Health and Environmental Commissioners Coordinator, said he is pleased that the county health department has achieved national standards that ” promote efficiency and promote continuous quality improvement”.
“The reaccreditation process helps ensure that the programs and services we provide meet the needs of our community as closely as possible,” Freeman said in the statement. “With reaccreditation, the Department of Health is demonstrating increased accountability and credibility to the public, funders, elected officials and the partner organizations we work with.
Health services must undergo a multi-faceted, peer-reviewed evaluation process to receive reaccreditation, which involves meeting or exceeding quality standards and measures, according to the release.
“Each time you see our seal of accreditation, you will know that the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment has been rigorously reviewed and met national standards for public health practice,” said Eric Aakko, Division Director and Accreditation Coordinator. “By continuing to improve our services and performance, we can increase our efficiency and effectiveness in meeting the public health needs of our growing county.”
The Weld County Health Department offers a wide range of services. To learn more, visit weldhealth.org.