ASPIRE to Excellence

Team sports like soccer are known to offer many physical and mental health benefits.

CARF is proud to partner with Phoenix Rising FC and FC Tucson as a tribute to team building, overcoming obstacles, and personal achievement.

CARF accredits health and human service providers in the United States, Canada, and 20 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 researching and selecting your healthcare services.

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 Find an Accredited Provider tool to find health and human service providers in your area.

Other CARF resources for you:

View our Choosing Services for You and Your Loved Ones guide for helpful tips and pointers you can use to prepare to talk with providers.

If you are looking for retirement and assisted living facilities, visit our Retirement Living resource page for articles and guides to help you evaluate choices.

What is CARF?

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. 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 apply 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 more than 59,000 programs at more than 27,000 locations. More than 10.3 million persons are served annually by CARF-accredited providers on 5 continents.