AccredITation Matters for You
Team sports like soccer are known to offer many physical and mental health benefits.
CARF is proud to partner with FC Tucson and the Desert Diamond Cup as a tribute to team building, overcoming obstacles, and personal achievement.
CARF accredits health and human service providers in the United States, Canada, and 16 other countries. Sports, exercise, and recreation are important therapies in many CARF-accredited healthcare and rehabilitation programs.
Why does accreditation matter?
You have choices when selecting and directing your healthcare services. Carefully researching and choosing your options are essential steps to finding the services you need and achieving the results you desire.
Accreditation is something you can look for when evaluating providers. Accreditation demonstrates a provider’s commitment to continuously improve service quality and to focus on the satisfaction of the persons who are receiving services. Accreditation matters when you want to be confident in your provider choice.
Use CARF’s Find an Accredited Provider tool to find health and human service providers in your area.
What is CARF?
CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, improving communications with their customers, and serving their community. CARF-accredited service providers have applied CARF’s comprehensive set of internationally recognized standards for quality to their business and service delivery practices.
Examples of the types of services CARF accredits include:
- Aging services
- Brain or spinal cord injury
- Child and youth services
- Developmental and intellectual disabilities
- Mental health
- Physical rehabilitation
- Substance abuse
- Suicide prevention
- Veterans’ services
CARF accredits close to 50,000 programs at more than 21,000 locations. More than 8 million persons are served annually by CARF-accredited providers on 5 continents.