CARF Accreditation

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Gogebic CMH has been a CARF-accredited organization since 1998, receiving consecutive 3-year accreditation awards for all CARF surveys conducted at this agency. A 3-year accreditation award is the highest level of accreditation attainable through CARF. For more information regarding this agency’s CARF accredited programs and services, please call 906-229-6100.

What is CARF?
CARF… The Commission on Accreditation Commission, founded in 1966, is an international, private, nonprofit accredit or of human service providers and networks in the areas of aging services; behavioral health; child and youth services; durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies; employment and community services; vision and medical rehabilitation services. The accreditation services are provided throughout the CARF International family of organizations, which includes CARF, CARF Canada, and CARF-CCAC (The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission). For more information, please visit www.carf.org
Mission To promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

Vision Through responsiveness to a dynamic and diverse environment, CARF serves as a catalyst for improving the quality of life of the persons served by CARF-accredited organizations and the programs and services they provide.

Values

  • All people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • All people should have access to needed services that achieve optimum outcomes.
  • All people should be empowered to exercise informed choice.
  • CARF’s accreditation, research and educational activities are conducted in accordance with these core values and with the utmost integrity. In addition, CARF is committed to:
  • The continuous improvement of both organizational management and service delivery.
  • Diversity and cultural competence in all CARF activities and associations.
  • Enhancing the involvement of persons served in all of CARF’s activities.
  • Persons served being active participants in the development and application of standards for accreditation.
  • Enhancing the meaning, value and relevance of accreditation to persons served.
  • Purpose

In support of CARF’s mission, vision and values, CARF’s purpose are:

  • To develop and maintain current, field-driven standards that improve the value and responsiveness of the programs and services delivered to people in need of rehabilitation and other life enhancement services.
  • To seek input and be responsive to persons served and other stakeholders.
  • To provide information and education to persons served and other stakeholders on the value of accreditation.
  • To recognize organizations that achieve accreditation through a consultative peer-review process and demonstrate their commitment to the continuous improvement of their programs and services with a focus on the needs and outcomes of the person served.
  • To conduct accreditation research emphasizing outcomes measurement and management, and to provide information on common program strengths and areas for improvement.
  • To provide consultation, education, training and publications that support organizations in achieving and maintaining accreditation of their programs and services.

What Does it Mean to be Accredited?

  • CARF- accredited programs and services have demonstrated that they substantially meet internationally recognized standards.
  • CARF accreditation means that you can be confident that an organization has made a commitment to continually enhance the quality of its services and programs and its focus on customer satisfaction.
  • CARF’s accreditation is not merely a cost of doing business, it is an investment in our organization’s performance… it is an investment in quality services provided for the person served.