Thursday, October 3, 2013

SCC Briefed on Accreditation Status from Maine CDC and Portland Public Health

The Statewide Coordinating Council for Public Health (SCC) received an update at their September 19 meeting in Augusta. Shane Gallagher and Kate Marone, Accreditation Coordinators from Portland Public Health and Maine CDC respectively, provided a brief overview of Accreditation, followed by status updates from their agencies.

Maine CDC continues to prepare to apply for Accreditation, and plans to submit its application in January 2014. Portland Public Health applied in late spring, and is now gathering the necessary documents to submit to the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The Accreditation process includes gathering and preparing several hundred documents in order to demonstrate how the organization is meeting the 32 Accreditation Standards. Both agencies hope to achieve national Public Health Accreditation status by the end of 2014.

To request a copy of the presentation, or to learn more, please contact Maine CDC’s Accreditation Coordinator, Kate Marone, at

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