Resources for New Health Officials
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:
- Stay Current on Health Alerts & Emergencies
- Colleague-to-Colleague Resources [PDF – 897KB]—Guidance for senior health officials to help them communicate, consult, and partner with CDC leaders and staff
- Requesting an Epi-Aid [PDF – 131KB]—Information about epidemiologic assistance from CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service
- CDC Orientation for New Health Officials
- The Public Health System and the Ten Essential Public Health Services
- The Guide to Community Preventive Services
- 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.
- Page last reviewed: February 15, 2017
- Page last updated: April 17, 2017
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