WCCHD MAINTAINS NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ACCREDITATION STATUS
September 6, 2022 – The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) has successfully completed a review process to maintain national accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The nonprofit PHAB works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and transforming the quality and performance of governmental public health agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
In maintaining its accreditation status for another five years, WCCHD has demonstrated that it meets PHAB’s quality standards and measures and has the capacity to continue to evolve, improve and advance, thereby becoming increasingly effective at improving the health of the residents of Williamson County. WCCHD is one of eight accredited Texas local health departments, and the second to achieve reaccreditation in the state of Texas.
“We are honored to again be recognized by PHAB for achieving national standards that foster effectiveness and promote quality improvement," said WCCHD Executive Director Dr. Caroline Hilbert. “Our community’s needs drive our services and performance, and we are proud to use best practices to continuously improve our efforts in service of all Williamson County residents.”
WCCHD achieved national initial accreditation status through PHAB in 2016, after undergoing a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it met a set of quality standards and measures. Today’s announcement goes a step further by demonstrating that WCCHD has the capacity to be effective at improving the health of the community.
“We applaud WCCHD for demonstrating its increasing effectiveness in improving the health of everyone in Williamson County, said Joe Finkbonner, RPh, MHA, chair of PHAB’s Board of Directors. “By maintaining their accreditation through PHAB, people living and working in Williamson County can rest assured that WCCHD is strong, has been carefully examined, and has the capacity to protect and promote the health of everyone in the community.”
###The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD), nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Williamson County. WCCHD provides critical public health services including retail food inspections, clinical services like well-woman exams and immunizations, mosquito surveillance, epidemiological and emergency responses to disease outbreaks, WIC nutrition benefits and education, and eligibility screening for county’s indigent healthcare and state programs. Learn more at www.wcchd.org.