Date: 11/27/2013

We are proud to inform you that FIRST has recently earned the National Health Council Standards of Excellence Certificate. You will note that the NHC Standards of Excellence logo will now be prominently placed on all of FIRST’s communications materials, as this is a notable distinction among voluntary health organizations.

The certificate was granted upon a review of FIRST’s adherence to the 43 standards of excellence adopted by the NHC’s board of directors, to ensure that their voluntary health agency members maintain the highest level of transparency, accountability, and public stewardship. These standards cover the areas of governance, human resources, programs, fundraising, finance, accounting and reporting, and evaluation.

Voluntary members of the NHC derive enormous creditability with constituents, donors, and the general public, through the standards of excellence certification, and FIRST is proud and honored to be included among the NHC’s list of esteemed voluntary health organizations.

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