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Resources for New Health Officials

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The Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) was established to support and improve the capacity and performance of the public health system at all levels. This crucial goal can be achieved through meaningful collaboration and partnership with the leaders of the public health system. OSTLTS works within CDC and in the field to identify gaps, opportunities for collaboration, and strategies to support and enhance public health work.

The following resources should be especially helpful for new health officials:



10 Things

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10 Things Every Health Official Should Know
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Frieden

Journal article: Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Became a Health Officer [PDF - 772KB]
Frieden TR. American Journal of Public Health 2016;106:1214–8.


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Public Health Priorities
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Frieden

Tell Us What You Think!CDC's 70th Anniversary - 7 Decades of Firsts

  • Page last reviewed: September 21, 2016
  • Page last updated: September 21, 2016
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