Quality Improvement/Performance Management

Digging Deeper Into Legionnaires’ Disease Guidance Needs for State and Territorial Health Agencies

August 26, 2021

As a follow-up to a 2019 report, ASTHO conducted key informant interviews with five state health agencies to better understand key topics. Targeted areas of discussion were the overall structure of Legionnaires’ disease programs, diagnosis and clinical testing protocols, surveillance and reporting, outbreak and response, water management programs and prevention, and risk communication. This report shares results and key takeaways from these interviews, including notable challenges.Read More »

Health Equity and Public Health Department Accreditation

November 07, 2018

Health departments play an essential role in providing services to the community to address health inequities. Through the lens of the Public Health Accreditation Board's standards and measures, this report explores innovative programs and policies implemented by health departments in an effort to adopt systemwide approaches to achieving health equity.Read More »

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