CLEARFIELD – The Davis County Health Department is one of a handful of local health departments from 19 states to receive funding to support its efforts in meeting accreditation requirements.
The department as awarded $33,500 from the Accreditation Support Initiative. One hundred and forty-seven departments of all sizes and types, ranging from rural to urban applied for the funding and 29 local health departments received the money.
Davis County’s health department received the funding under the general category of progress towards completing a community health improvement process, according to a department press release. It will use the grant to complete the county’s community health improvement plan and pay a portion of the Public Health Accreditation Board application fees.
“We are pleased to have received the Accreditation Support Initiative funding from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials),” Davis County Health Department Director Lewis Garrett said. “We have been preparing to seek public health accreditation for a couple of years now. These funds will help us work toward our goal of advancing public health quality and performance in Davis County. We look forward to working with community partners to improve the health of Davis County residents in a significant way.”
The ASI was created in 2011 to promote national accreditation readiness among a greater number of local health departments and support their varying needs to reach accreditation.