ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT: Case ReportsAccreditation's Role in Bolstering Resilience in the Face of the Zika Virus OutbreakPhilip, Celeste MD, MPH; Wells, Kelli T. MD; Eggert, Russell MD, MPH, FACPM, FAAFP; Elmore, Jennifer MAHS, CLC; Jean, Reynald MD, MPH, MSN, AGPCN-BC; Johnson, Jennifer MPH; Lane, Jeanne CPM; Lopez, Ximena MPH; Rivera, Lillian PhD, MSN, RN; Samir, Elmir PhD, PE, DEE, CEHP; Strokin, Natasha MPA; Villalta, Yesenia DNP, MSN, ARNP; Ynestroza, Rene MBA, MSMISAuthor Information Bureau of Epidemiology, Division of Disease Control & Health Protection (Dr Eggert), and Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management (Mss Johnson and Lane), Florida Department of Health (Drs Philip and Wells and Ms Elmore), Tallahassee, Florida; Tuberculosis & Epidemiology, Disease Control, Immunization Services (Dr Jean), and Environmental Health and Engineering Services (Dr Samir), Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (Mss Lopez and Strokin, Mr Ynestroza and Dr Rivera), Miami, Florida; and Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, Perrine, Florida (Dr Villalta). Correspondence: Jeanne Lane, CPM, Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management, Florida Department of Health, 2585 Merchants Row Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32399 (Jeanne.Lane@flhealth.gov). The information contained in this article reflects the opinions of the authors and does not represent official PHAB board policy.The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: May/June 2018 - Volume 24 - Issue - p S92-S94 doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000721 Buy Metrics Abstract The Florida Department of Health (Department) received accreditation status as an integrated public health system from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) in 2 phases: the State Health Office received accreditation in June 2014 and the 67 county health departments received accreditation in March 2016. Six weeks after PHAB awarded accreditation to the Department as an integrated public health system in March 2016, the World Health Organization declared the Zika outbreak in the Americas a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Even in that short time, integrated public health accreditation, along with the other components of the Department's performance management system, allowed the Department to address this public health emergency, especially in Miami-Dade County, where the impact of Zika was significant. This case report describes the local response in Miami-Dade County and supporting statewide efforts. Public health departments should consider how public health accreditation could strengthen their ability to fulfill their public health mission. This article provides rationale for state and local health departments to seek accreditation. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.