The Nation's Health Articles

The following articles concerning Public Health Quality have recently been published in The Nation's Health, the official newspaper of APHA. Articles on The National Public Health Performance Standards Program and accreditation are also included.


Public Health Quality


Report focuses on intersection of public health quality, health indicators
(September 2013)


Effort to improve health quality includes focus on oral health
(April 2012)


Health departments embracing public health quality improvement (March 2010)


Public health quality important to reform, says new HHS report (January 2011)


Q&A with HHS’ Howard Koh: "Concepts of public health quality must be embedded into the culture”:  Quality improvement efforts advancing under federal leadership (November/December 2010)





Q&A with Oklahoma Health Commissioner Terry Kline on benefits of working toward accreditation
(April 2014)


APHA Affiliates receive grants to help them support national accreditation
(March 2014)


APHA Affiliates helping local health departments prepare for accreditation (August 2012)


First accreditation of health department expected this year. May/June 2012


Accreditation of health departments on its way: Fall launch set (May/June 2011)


Thirty health departments to test public health accreditation effort

(November 2011)


Comments sought on new accreditation standards: Efforts aim to drive quality performance at health departments
(February 2009)