The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department announced that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program began in 2013 to improve consistency and quality among more than 3,000 state and local public health departments. LFCHD is one of a select group of five Kentucky health departments and 44 across the nation to be accredited to date.
”Achieving accreditation indicates that the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the community by striving to continuously improve the quality of the services it delivers,” said PHAB Board of Directors Chair Carol Moehrle, MD. ”Accreditation also promotes consistency in meeting standards. With an ever-increasing number of health departments now applying for and becoming accredited, you will be able to expect to receive the same quality of public health services wherever you go in the United States.”
“Lexington can be proud of our health department, and our health department is proud of Lexington,” said Dr. Rice Leach, Lexington’s commissioner of health. “We have been helping Lexington be well since 1904 and are among the first in the country to receive this national accreditation. This would not have happened without significant help from many other agencies, the University of Kentucky, the business community and several individuals.