To prevent disease and promote physical and mental well being through policy development, disease detection, prevention, education, and enforcement; in a culturally competent manner that ensures the highest quality of life for the residents we serve.
The First Accredited Health Department in New Jersey
In 2015, the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services became the first health department in New Jersey to be awarded national accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). To receive accreditation, the Department had to undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of quality standards and measures. Those measures include conducting a Community Health Assessment (CHA) to identify the most pressing community health issues, developing a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), and creating a Strategic Plan with the goals and objectives of the Department’s various divisions.
PHAB’s voluntary accreditation program aims to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and transforming the quality and performance of the nation's state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments.