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  • President Biden Signs Executive Order on Racial Equity

    From President Biden’s clear call for unity to poet laureate Amanda Gorman’s impassioned reading of her

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  • A Statement from the Alliance and COA on Yesterday’s Capitol Hill Events

    January 7, 2021 – Jody Levison-Johnson, president and CEO of the newly merged Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance) and the Council on Accreditation (COA) issued the following statement in response to the violent protests

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  • Exciting News: We’re Merging!

    An update from Jody Levison-Johnson, COA President & CEO January 6, 2021 Hello all… As we welcome a new year and begin to move forward from the challenges of a year that looked dramatically different than any of us could have

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  • Alternative Family Services wins COA’s 2020 Innovative Practices Award

    COA would like to congratulate Alternative Family Services (AFS), a Resource Family Agency and mental health service provider serving Northern California, as winner of the 2020 Innovative Practices Award for its “Enhanced Visitation Model: Foster

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  • Standards panelists wanted

    COA is looking for providers, agency leaders, and subject matter experts in the fields of behavioral health and child welfare to sit on two standards development panels that will be convening virtually this

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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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