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Moore County Health Department announced Thursday it remains fully accredited through May 18, 2023. Furthermore, the department is not in jeopardy of losing its accredited status at any point before the current accreditation term expires. A re-accreditation site visit for the Department is tentatively scheduled for the Winter of 2023.

Accreditation is awarded to local health departments and districts that undertake and meet a series of stringent standards outlined in current state statutes and administrative codes to ensure the protection of the health of the public.

The North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation (NCLHDA) program is administered by the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill and funded through partnership with the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors.

The NCLHD Accreditation process involves three key steps:

• The completion of the Health Department Self-Assessment Instrument (HDSAI)

• A site visit by representatives of the NCLHDA Board to verify documentation and standards for facilities

• Adjudication by the NCLHD Accreditation Board

On June 20, 2014, the Moore County Health Department was awarded its initial accredited status by the NCLHDA Board. The Department was then re-accredited on May 18, 2018.

Accreditation status remains in effect for a period of four years. At the end of that four-year cycle, health departments may seek re-accreditation by repeating the accreditation process and by meeting the current standards set forth by the NCLHD Accreditation Board.

For more information on the NCLHDA process, please visit: https://nclhdaccreditation.unc.edu/process/.

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