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  • Example news releases

    Examples of news releases announcing a recent accreditation. Simply copy and paste the template text you want to use and insert your organization’s information where prompted.

    Announcing a CARF Three-Year Accreditation


    (On organization’s letterhead)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    <Name of your organization> awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation 

    <City, state or province or country> — <Today’s date> — CARF International announced that <Name of your organization> has been accredited for a period of three years for its <Names of program(s) or service(s), exactly as awarded> programs. The latest accreditation is the <Number> consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to <Name of your organization>.

    Alternative second sentence: This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to <Name of your organization>.

    This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

    <Name of your organization> is a <For-profit/nonprofit/not-for-profit> organization with offices at <Address>. It has been providing <Names of service(s)> in the <Name of city(ies)> area since <Year organization began>.

    CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.

    For additional information, contact <Name of contact at your organization> at <Telephone number of your organization>.

    Announcing a CARF-CCAC Five-Year Term of Accreditation


    (On organization’s letterhead)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    <Name of your organization> awarded CARF–CCAC accreditation 

    <City, state, or province> — <Today’s date> — CARF–CCAC announced that <Name of your organization> has been awarded a Five-Year Term of Accreditation. This latest accreditation is the <Number> consecutive CARF–CCAC accreditation that has been awarded to <Name of your organization>.

    Alternative second sentence: This is the first CARF–CCAC accreditation that has been awarded to <Name of your organization>.

    An organization receiving a Five-Year Term of Accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site survey that it is committed to conforming to CARF–CCAC’s accreditation conditions and standards. Furthermore, an organization that earns CARF–CCAC accreditation is commended on its quest for quality programs and services.

    <Name of your organization> is a <For-profit/nonprofit/not-for-profit> organization with offices at <Address>. It has been providing services in the <Name of city(ies)> area since <Year organization began>.

    The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) was founded in 1985 as the nation’s only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities and similar organizations. In 2003, CCAC merged with CARF, a nonprofit accreditor founded in 1966 that serves a wide range of human service organizations. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.

    For additional information, contact <Name of contact at your organization> at <Telephone number of your organization>.

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