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PHAB logoPublic Health Accreditation​​

2024 begins the Kane County Health Department’s (KCHD) second reaccreditation cycle, initially receiving national public health department accreditation status on Nov. 20, 2013 through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and we were the first county health department in Illinois to reach this status. The national accreditation program, jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sets standards based on the 10 Essential Public Health Services against which the nation's nearly 3,000 governmental public health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance.​

To receive accreditation and a second round of reaccreditation, health departments must undergo rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed processes to ensure meeting or exceeding the high-quality sets of standards and measures.  KCHD is committed to continuous quality improvement and was recognized for creating and supporting numerous outreach programs including Kane KaresKane Health CountsAll Our Kids Early Childhood Network,  Making Kane Fit for Kids , the Kane County Behavioral Health Council, communicable disease monitoring and awarenessemergency preparedness, environmental health, and numerous community partnerships.

​Quality Improvement

By adopting models of quality improvement, such as the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model, the Planning & Information Division works with KCHD staff to evaluate current processes, seek out opportunities for improvement and implement changes to assure programs function effectively. Click the links below to learn more about quality in public health and view the KCHD Quality Improvement & Performance Management Plans and the results of our improvement projects.

2023 KCHD Quality Improvement and Performance Management Plan

Quality Improvement Committee Charter

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Journal of Public Health Management & Practice

National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)

Public Health Foundation (PHF) Quality Improvement

American Society for Quality (ASQ)​

KCHD Past Quality Improvement Honors​​