WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Heartland for Children is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the foster care system in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Advantage Credit Counseling Service

Mary Loftus, VP, Agency Service

Our agency is preparing for reaccreditation under the Eighth Edition Standards. The COA site is well organized and very easy to use. Our team of employees working on the reaccreditation process has found the tools index to be very helpful, particularly some of the templates.
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Standards for Private Organizations

The Standards for Private Organizations were developed in support of enhanced organizational growth and stability, an unwavering commitment to the health, safety, and rights of clients, and producing high quality, measurable results. 

Because the Private Organization Accreditation process involves the review and accreditation of the entire organization, the standards focus on both its administrative operations and all of its service delivery practices for which COA has an applicable standard.

Private Edition Services

  • Child, Youth and Family Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Aging Services
  • Homeless Services 
  • Developmental Disabilities Services
  • Residential Services
  • Additional Social Services

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Categories of Standards

The Standards for Private Organizations are divided into three parts:

  • Administration and Management Standards
  • Service Delivery Administration Standards
  • Service Standards

Administration and Management Standards

The Administration and Management Standards apply to all organizations regardless of the services provided or populations served.  They describe practices that promote sound operations and management.

Service Delivery Administration Standards

The Service Delivery Administration Standards also apply to all organizations and cover practices related to the administration of services

Service Standards

Service Standards describe practices related to distinct service areas across the full continuum of community-based social and behavioral healthcare services.

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Further Reading and Recommended Trainings

Accreditation Guidelines

For more detail regarding the accreditation process, download and review the Accreditation Guidelines.

Private Organization Accreditation Overview

For more detail about the accreditation process and cost, visit the Private Organization Accreditation Overview page.

Recommended Trainings

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Request an Information Kit

Interested in learning more? Request an information kit.

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