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CUPHD One of the First in the Nation to Receive National Accreditation

Monday - Jun 23, 2014

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) announced
today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board
(PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the
public by advancing the quality and performance ofthe nation's Tribal, state, local and territorial
public health departments. CUPHD is one of the first of hundreds ofhealth departments across
the country that sought accreditation through PHAB, the independent organization that
administers the national public health accreditation program.

"We are pleased and excited to be one of the first health departments in the nation to achieve
national standards that foster effectiveness and promote continuous quality improvement," said
Julie Pryde, CUPHD Administrator. "The accreditation process helps to ensure that the programs
and services we provide are as responsive as possible to the needs of our community. With
accreditation, CUPHD is demonstrating increased accountability and credibility to the public,
funders, elected officials and partner organizations with which we work."

Read the full press relase. (PDF)