Earlier this month, the Public Health Accreditation Board
(PHAB) released public health accreditation standards and measures, version
1.5. This new version provides clarity
of the requirements, examples of measures and time frames. A summary of the
revised Health Equity standards and measures are:
the phrase "specific populations with higher health risks or poorer health
outcomes" throughout to address the concept of health equity.
"efforts to specifically address factors that contribute to specific
populations' higher health risks and poorer health outcomes."
examples through out of demographic data, contributing causes, and factors such
as socioeconomic factors, immigration status, racial/ethnic, sexual
orientation, insurance status, housing, transportation, access to healthy
foods, poverty, policies that address social determinants of health, etc.
that CHIP policy changes include those that are adopted to alleviate the
identified causes of health inequity. Policy changes may address, for example,
the social and economic conditions that influence health equity including
housing, transportation, education, job availability, neighborhood safety, and
additional examples of non-traditional partners in partnerships that address
specific public health issues or populations (e.g., housing or transportation)
and require that partnerships include representatives of the communities
For detailed information about the revised public health
standards and measures version 1.5, visit: