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  • Public Health Accreditation Board President and CEO Kaye Bender Discusses Performance Management and Quality Improvement

    In September 2011, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) launched the national public health department accreditation process for state, local, and tribal health departments. Accreditation helps state health agencies identify opportunities to deliver more effective and efficient public health services.

  • Celebrating 75 Years of Protecting and Promoting America’s Health

    ASTHO hosted a congressional briefing this week on Capitol Hill, convening nearly two dozen leading state and territorial health officials to educate lawmakers on the importance of public health and the impact of proposed cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

  • Member Spotlight: Larry Wolk

    Larry Wolk, MD, is executive director and chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Since joining the agency, Wolk’s mission has been to simplify the health system for Colorado’s citizens and position the department as the leader in providing evidence-based health and environmental information.