WHO DOES COA ACCREDIT?

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS

We offer full-organization accreditation for nonprofit and for-profit organizations that provide human and social services in the U.S. Program-specific accreditation is available for home study programs and opioid treatment centers under the SAMHSA mandate.

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PUBLIC AGENCIES

We offer full-organization accreditation for U.S. government agencies (federal, state, and county) that provide human and social services. Customizable timelines suit your agency’s needs and support realistic and sustainable change in policy and practice.

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CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONS

We offer full-organization accreditation for Canadian organizations that provide human and social services.

How we do it

MILITARY FAMILY READINESS PROGRAMS

We offer program-specific accreditation as designated by the Department of Defense for U.S. military family readiness programs.

How we do it

CHILD & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

We offer program-specific accreditation for U.S. youth development, child care, and after school programs.

How we do it

WHY ACCREDITATION?

The accreditation process provides a framework for your organization to continuously improve and offer evidence-based best practices that support your clients and your community. Becoming accredited provides external validation of your quality and can open the door to new funding opportunities.
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WHY COA?

COA’s whole-organization approach ensures that everyone—from human resources to finance to direct care and clinical staff—is working together to carry out your mission. Each of our organizations is assigned a dedicated Accreditation Coordinator who supports them through the process. We help you so you can help your clients.
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Continuous quality improvement is a foundational component of our accreditation. Learn what it is and how to implement it here.

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From deep dives into elements of accreditation to trending topics in the field, find out what’s on our mind here.

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NEWS & EVENTS

SPARK 2021: Register Today

SPARK 2021: Register Today

Designed by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Council on Accreditation (Alliance-COA), SPARK 2021 is a three-day virtual learning experience that will activate the power of the social sector. It also signals an exciting new era for us and the sector, as we will be launching our new organization during the opening session.

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How Will Your Organization Recognize Juneteenth this Year?

How Will Your Organization Recognize Juneteenth this Year?

The holiday is both a celebration of Black culture and an opportunity to take specific actions to advance equity. Juneteenth (sometimes known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, or Emancipation Day) is a celebration of Black culture and freedom that has carried great significance since it was first proclaimed a holiday in 1865. The June 19 date commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S.

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New Hires Join Alliance-COA in Critical Social Sector Impact Areas

New Hires Join Alliance-COA in Critical Social Sector Impact Areas

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Council on Accreditation (Alliance-COA) announced the recent addition of five new staff members in the focus areas of practice excellence in accreditation; equity, diversity and inclusion; safety and resilience; and brain science and trauma-informed care.

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COA Measures: Benchmark Report Launch

COA Measures: Benchmark Report Launch

We are excited to announce that our COA Measures benchmarking reports are now available for our accredited private and Canadian organizations.  COA Measures is the first of its kind human …

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