LIMA — The Allen County and Putnam County health departments recently announced they received national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board, an accreditation program jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
“We are pleased and excited to be recognized for achieving national standards that foster effectiveness and promote continuous quality improvement,” Allen County Public Health Commissioner Kathy Luhn said in a press release. “The accreditation process helps to ensure that the programs and services we provide are as responsive as possible to the needs of our community.”
“Whenever you see our seal of accreditation, you will know that the health department has been rigorously examined and meets or exceeds national standards that promote continuous quality improvement for public health,” Putnam County Health Commissioner Kim Rieman said in a press release. “By continuing to improve our services and performance, we can be sure we are meeting the public health needs of those we serve as effectively as possible.”