The application process will consist of a comprehensive electronic application to be completed by the PH program director. The application will demonstrate the program’s infrastructure and resources for meeting five categories of criteria: director, coordinator, program staff and support services, facility and research. An initial application fee will need to be paid by the candidate Center.
After submission of the electronic application, PHA staff will review the application for completeness. The Review Committee will then assess the site’s eligibility for a site visit. PHA staff will coordinate the one-day visit, which will be conducted by two PH experts: one physician and one non-physician program coordinator. The site visit will confirm the information provided in the application and affirm the Center’s commitment to PH. Findings from the site visit will be discussed with the entire Review Committee at one of their regularly scheduled meetings. The final accreditation determination will then be made by the Review Committee and communicated to the site.
Through feedback from applicant centers, the application process (from application preparation and submission to onsite review) has been estimated to take approximately 8-12 weeks.
For more information, please visit the Application Process page.