CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. CARF’s reputation is founded on four things:
- Its unique peer review accreditation model, which includes a consultative survey and field-driven standards.
- Its business practice standards, called the ASPIRE to Excellence® framework, which add value by helping create best practices using proven systems and approaches.
- Its core values around keeping services person-centered.
- Its strong emphasis on continuous quality improvement in outcomes for persons served.
ANCOR is a longstanding member of CARF’s International Advisory Council. It provides guidance and input into standards development and the accreditation process and also provides insight on issues affecting the field.