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Understanding state public health services

Michael Dickey, MPH, CHES1, Adam Reichardt1, and David R. Gifford, MD, MPH2. (1) Public Health Systems, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 1275 K street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, (2) Rhode Island State Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Cannon Building, Room 401, Providence, RI 02908, (401) 222-2231, David.Gifford@health.ri.gov

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has begun the first phase of a project that would describe the public health services that a citizen can expect from his or her state government regardless of agency organizational structure. The goal of the State Public Health Services project is to create a common understanding of the core public health services provided at the state governmental level that can be communicated to a wide general audience. This session would be the presentation of the first phase of this project, known as Phase I. Phase I is scheduled to be completed by September, 2006 by meeting the following objectives: Constitute an advisory taskforce to provide technical assistance and policy guidance for the project; Secure buy-in and solicit feedback from public health system partners through meetings and conference calls; Achieve consensus on the methodology to be used in the development of the final product; Describe the range of governmental public health services currently being provided at the state level; and Set the stage for the next phases of the project.

This presentation will also address objectives for future phases as well as the implications of developing a core understanding of state public health services a citizen can expect from his or her state government.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

Related Web page: www.astho.org/?template=public_health_systems.html

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No

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Advances in Health Management Research

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA