On January 8, 2021, Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC) received notification that we have been accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) for the second time!

This is a significant achievement for our organization and one we should be extremely proud of accomplishing. COA accreditation affirms that an organization meets the highest national standards of best practice and establishes the organization’s credibility as effective and professionally sound. In addition, it provides assurance to all of our stakeholders that BRHPC is delivering needed, high-quality services in our community, conducting its operations successfully, and managing its funds effectively.

Although the formal part of the accreditation process has been completed, our work is far from over. COA accreditation is not an end in and of itself. Rather, it is a process by which our organization can consistently strive for and achieve new levels of excellence.

In that regard, we have received our Final Accreditation Report (FAR). This important and valuable document details the observations and recommendations our COA site review team formed through their evaluation of our self-study and site visit. The FAR provides a unique view of our organization as seen through the eyes of highly experienced professionals.

The FAR is intended to provide specific, tangible examples of how we can further strengthen our organization throughout our 4-year accreditation cycle. In addition, those standards that were not fully implemented must be addressed through our performance and quality improvement process as they will be a component of our reaccreditation process.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you for all of your hard work and continuing support and commitment, which has been instrumental in BRHPC successfully achieving COA accreditation.

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