Information for Peer Reviewers
Peer reviewers are public health professionals with expertise in the administration or operations of S/TFAS and who volunteer to play a central role in the ASTHO STAR Peer Assessment Program. They are trained to assess an agency’s current administrative and organizational capacity, conduct an efficient site visit, and summarize and present findings and recommendations for improvement. A peer review team is selected by ASTHO and made up of a team leader and two team members.
By serving in this role, peer reviewers use their experience to advance S/TFAS organizational and administrative capacity to effectively and efficiently take-in, deploy, and manage funding that addresses critical population health needs and emerging public health threats.
Benefits of Volunteering
Other benefits of volunteering to be a peer reviewer include:
- Learn about innovative and promising administrative practices.
- Identify resources and expert technical assistance.
- Network with other leaders in public health.
- Contribute to the improvement of administrative readiness of state or territorial health agencies.
- Job enrichment with an opportunity to build leadership skills.
Peer reviewers will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Experience working in a S/THA in one or more core areas of administrative or organizational capacity (e.g., accounting/budgeting, procurement, IT, HR, Facilities Management).
- Management experience.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Willingness to travel.