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We are delighted to share with you the exciting news that the Bridgeport Health Department has achieved the prestigious accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). We are proud to be one of the few health departments in Connecticut that has achieved this milestone. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in providing top-notch public health services to the residents of Bridgeport.

What is PHAB Accreditation?

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving and protecting the health of communities by advancing the quality and performance of public health departments. This national accreditation program, which receives support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sets standards against which the nation’s governmental public health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance. Standards emphasize Foundational Capabilities and are aligned with the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Achieving PHAB accreditation signifies that a health department meets the highest standards of performance, transparency, and accountability.

Why We Are Proud to be PHAB Accredited

  1. Commitment to Excellence: Our pursuit of PHAB accreditation reflects our unwavering commitment to excellence in public health. Through this process, we have demonstrated our adherence to the highest standards of practice, continuous improvement, and evidence-based strategies.
  2. Enhanced Service Delivery: PHAB accreditation has allowed us to enhance the delivery of essential public health services. By benchmarking against national standards, we have identified areas for improvement and streamlined our processes to better serve the needs of our community.
  3. Stronger Partnerships: Collaboration is at the heart of public health. Achieving PHAB accreditation has strengthened our partnerships with community organizations, local healthcare providers, and government agencies. Together, we work towards a healthier and more resilient Bridgeport.
  4. Increased Accountability: As a PHAB accredited health department, we hold ourselves to the highest levels of accountability. We are transparent about our actions, decisions, and outcomes, ensuring that the public's trust is well-placed in our ability to safeguard their health.
  5. Continuous Improvement: PHAB accreditation is not a one-time achievement. It is an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement. Through regular assessment and quality improvement initiatives, we strive to remain at the forefront of public health best practices.
  6. Empowering the Community: By undergoing the rigorous process of accreditation, we empower the residents of Bridgeport to actively participate in their health and well-being. We engage the community in decision-making processes and ensure their voices are heard in shaping public health programs and policies.
  7. Preparedness and Emergency Response: Accreditation has helped us strengthen our emergency preparedness and response capabilities. We have robust plans in place to protect our community during emergencies and to recover swiftly in their aftermath.

Join Us in Our Journey to a Healthier Bridgeport

PHAB accreditation is a significant milestone for the Bridgeport Health Department, but it's only the beginning of our journey to improve public health and promote wellness in our community. We invite you to be an active part of this endeavor. Together, we can build a healthier, safer, and more resilient Bridgeport.

Explore our website to learn more about our services, programs, and initiatives. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, suggestions, or if you'd like to get involved in our mission to create a healthier future for all.

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