FDL County Health Department Achieves Accreditation Status

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announced that the Fond du Lac County Health Department has achieved accreditation status.

Established in 2007, PHAB is the nonprofit organization that
administers the national accreditation program, which aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation.

Fond du Lac County Health Department went through a systematic and peer-reviewed process against national standards. The achievement of accreditation status is a demonstration of the commitment to continuous quality and performance improvement.

“Going through the accreditation process pushed us to transform ourselves in all aspects of our health department,” said Kim Mueller, Health Officer of the Fond Du Lac County Health Department. “The work has motivated us and showed us how strong and resilient we are as a team. It is extremely rewarding to receive this designation and we are honored to finally be at this space.”

Achieving public health accreditation is one way county health departments are able to show commitment to the community.

This process underscores the importance of keeping values, compassion, collaboration, competency, equity and inclusion, at the forefront of the
programs and services as work is done to promote healthy living, prevent disease, and increase access to health services.

Public Health Accreditation is a voluntary process. The Fond du Lac County Health Department chose to go through this rigorous process to improve in the delivery of our programs and services.