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Florida Department of Health in Osceola County

The Joint Commission SealThe Joint Commission Accreditation (JACHO):
Osceola County Health Department is accredited through The Joint Commission, the world leader in evaluating quality and safety of over 17,000 US health care providers.  Our patients can report any concerns about care, treatment, services, or safety by contacting management at any of our health centers, or by calling The Joint Commission at 1-800-994-6610, or on-line at

Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB):

The Florida Department of Health is applying for accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Florida, as an integrated public health agency, is seeking a single accreditation decision for the state office and all 67 county health departments.

What is Public Health Department Accreditation?
The measurement of health department performance against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidenced-based standards.
The issuance of recognition of achievement of accreditation within a specified time frame by a nationally recognized entity.
The continual development, revision, and distribution of public health standards.

National accreditation for public health departments has been developed to promote service, value, and accountability to people, the communities in which they live and the organizations supporting those communities. The goal of the voluntary national accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments. PHAB’s public health department accreditation process improves quality and performance within public health departments. Accreditation standards define the expectations for all public health departments wishing to become accredited. Learn more at