A glossary of terms for the Essential Public Health Services is available. Download an English version here and a Spanish version here.
10 Essential Public Health Services Launch (Archive)
On September 9, 2020, the de Beaumont Foundation and Public Health National Center for Innovations hosted a virtual launch for the revised 10 Essential Public Health Services. View the complete launch event recording below or at vimeo.com/456604095.
Comparing the 10 EPHS to Other Frameworks
The 10 Essential Public Health Services alignment documents demonstrate the relationship between the 10 EPHS and other frameworks.
The Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB) Standards and Measures are based on the 10 Essential Public Health Services, and used as a guidance to public health departments seeking accreditation. Since they were created, and have been updated, more recently than the original EPHS, they already include many of the same elements as the revised Essential Services, including a focus on organizational infrastructure and increased focus on equity. The revised 10 EPHS will be incorporated into PHAB's Standards and Measures Version 2022. The key concepts and clarifications of the refreshed Essential Services Framework—especially the centrality of achieving health equity—will underpin Version 2022, for which development is underway.
Changes Made between the Revised Essential Services and the Original Essential Services - Download Here
Aligning the 10 Essential Public Health Services and the Foundational Public Health Services - Download Here
Alignment between the 10 Essential Public Health Services and the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals - Download Here
Download an editable 11-slide PowerPoint here with a slide for each essential service and the full graphic.
Download an editable 25-slide PowerPoint here with an overview of the Futures Initiative and slides for each essential service.
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Standards & Measures for the accreditation of state, Tribal, local, territorial, and army health departments are organized into 12 domains — the first ten of which are best on the EPHS. Since PHAB accredited the first health department in 2013, PHAB has been compiling data on how health departments were assessed by a team of peer site visitors against these measures. As such, it is the only source of peer-reviewed data on health department capacity in these areas. The psychometric analysis uses PHAB data to better understand how well the components within each EPHS—as defined through the PHAB standards—relate to each other. View the complete report here.
In August 2019, an environmental scan was completed to bring together resources to inform the revision of the 10 Essential Public Health Services. View and download here.
Task Force and Liaisons
Thank you to the Task Force of public health experts for making the revision possible. View a complete list of Task Force members and Liaisons here.
Updating the EPHS in State and Local Laws
Download tips to update content for state and local laws, rules, and regulations that mention the Essential Public Health Services.
The Future Initiative: How the 10 Essential Public Health Services Framework was Updated in 2020
Upon completion of the revision process, a final report was written with a detailed description of the process used to revisit and refresh the 10 EPHS, transparency on the data collected, and the final, revised framework. View the complete report here.
Framework: 10 Essential Public Health Services Futures Initiative Task Force. 10 Essential Public Health Services. September 9, 2020. https://phnci.org/uploads/resource-files/EPHS-English.pdf
Toolkit: Public Health National Center for Innovations. 10 Essential Public Health Services Toolkit. September 9, 2020. http://ephs.phnci.org/toolkit
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