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Letter from the Co-chairs
Greetings and welcome to the website of the National Implementation Task Force for Accreditation in Health Education. As co-chairs of the task force, we are pleased that you have accessed this site and hope you find it helpful. At this site you will find information pertaining to:
- program accreditation in health education,
- the history of the movement toward accreditation of professional preparation programs in health education as a quality assurance mechanism,
- the SABPAC program approval process,
- definitions of key terms and links to important sources of related information, and
- upcoming conference presentations, meetings, and opportunities to participate in the profession-wide dialogue on health education professional preparation and program accreditation.
From a historical perspective, we are now the third task force to address the issue of academic program accreditation.
Read Entire Letter (PDF File)
The task force sponsors 1-2 webinars each year to provide updates to the field. To access the latest recordings, see http://sophe.peachnewmedia.com/store/provider/custompage.php?pageid=6
Undergraduate Public Health
To read the Task Force’s latest comments on undergraduate public health critical component elements, click here
of Principles and Recommendations (PDF
Read the National Task Force’s principles and recommendations,
endorsed by both the SOPHE and AAHE boards and accepted in principle
by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing.
SABPAC Statement 2008
Frequently Asked Questions about SABPAC and the Recommendations(PDF File)
for Public Comments and Questions
Your feedback is welcome on the National Accreditation Task Force
report, its “Statement of Principles and Recommendations”,
“Frequently Asked Questions about SABPAC and the Recommendations”
and other issues related to health education accreditation. Comments,
questions, concerns, and ideas will help the Task Force engage the
dialogue in the coming months. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2001-2004 National Task Force on Accreditation in Health Education
Read a summary of the history, charge, process, and accomplishments
of the 2001-2004 National Task Force on Accreditation in Health
of Accreditation (PDF
Read why program accreditation is the preferred quality assurance
mechanism for health education.
Read abstracts of presentations of the National Transition Task
Force at upcoming professional meetings and related content areas.
System of Quality Assurance Providers (MS
Read about the current credentialing agencies in health education.