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  • Exciting News

    We are pleased to share that the Council on Accreditation (COA)’s Board of Directors voted to move

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  • How the Human and Social Service Community Navigates COVID-19

    Over the past few months, COVID-19 has forced many challenges and changes to the forefront. Our ability to meet them depends on the strength of our community.   In that spirit, COA reached out to our Sponsoring Organizations

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  • COA Welcomes National Council for Behavioral Health as New Sponsoring Organization

    We formally announced today the addition of our fourteenth Sponsoring Organization, the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council), the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions

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  • New Phased Accreditation Option for FFPSA Mandated Organizations

    The Council on Accreditation (COA) realizes that the current COVID-19 environment has presented organizations with a myriad of operational challenges as they continue to operate and provide services in this new environment.  This is even more

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  • Important update on Site Visits

    Virtual Review Options for Organizations In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and out of an abundance of caution, COA has postponed all scheduled Site Visits through June 30, 2020.  This is not a decision we made lightly, as the safety and

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  • COVID-19 update from our President & CEO

    Find additional resources and FAQs here. I hope this note finds you all healthy and well. At COA, our operations continue on an entirely remote basis. While we are all missing the camaraderie that we typically experience from being in the

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  • Update on our 2020 Conference

    Since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic, COA has been carefully monitoring the situation in order to make decisions that ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, and organizations. The safety of the COA community is paramount

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  • COA calls on congress to support $60B in emergency stimulus funding for nonprofits

    As a nonprofit accrediting body that supports best practices across the country, the Council on Accreditation (COA) is calling on Congress to support $60 billion in emergency stimulus funding and emergency small business loans for

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  • Launch of 2020 Edition Standards

    The Council on Accreditation (COA) is proud to announce the publication of our 2020 Edition Standards! The new standards will affect private, public, and Canadian organizations seeking accreditation. When browsing the standards here on our

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  • Calling all sponsors and exhibitors!

    Sponsorship opportunities for our 2020 conference are now open! COA 2020 will bring together more than 500 human and social service leaders at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge August 9-11, 2020. We are honored that

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