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Health Department Resources

CDC provides many types of resources to health departments, including opportunities to collaborate and partner with CDC, short-term assistance, and customizable communication materials to adapt and share.

Find a health official or health department website
Find out who is working to protect the public’s health in your area, including senior health officials, local health departments, and tribes and Indian organizations, and get links to the health department websites for every state and territory.

Join CDC’s orientation for new health officials
CSTLTS also provides resources for new health officials to help get you started in your new role.

What is a community health worker?
Learn about these frontline public health professionals and how they advance health in the free training, Promoting Policy and Systems Change to Expand Employment of Community Health Workers, then access resources targeted especially to community health workers.

Partner with clinical care colleagues to improve population health
The US health system is changing to meet the needs of the communities and patients we serve. Find information, resources, and training to help public health and healthcare professionals work together to transform our health system.

Customize & share communication products from CDC
Find these products and more tools and resources available exclusively to staff from state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments in the STLT Collaboration Space.

The STLT Subcommittee

State, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health officials provide valuable insight to public health in the field. The STLT Subcommittee advisory committees allow a formal avenue for public health professionals to recommend ways to prioritize CDC’s activities and provide feedback to the director of CDC.

Get Help for Your Jurisdiction

Request CDC assistance during an emerging local health concern or incident
Senior health officials can request several forms of rapid assistance or short-term consultation from CDC.

Find training, technical & direct assistance [PDF – 390 KB]
Discover a range of CDC resources for public health agency and other partner organization staff.

Request short-term epidemiologic assistance
Epi-Aids put disease detectives from CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service to work preventing and controlling emerging health threats.

News & Alerts features newsletters, teleconferences, mailing lists, and social media pages created especially for public health professionals, including Did You Know?, Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconferences, Public Health Law News, the CDC STLT Connection Facebook page, and more.

Get Alerts About Current & Projected Funding Opportunities
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