All 50 states have their own state health departments. The state health department provides an essential link between federal and local health agencies. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is organized as a non-profit association that represents the public health agencies of each of the U.S. states and territories. ASTHO is engaged in a wide range of legislative, scientific, educational, and programmatic issues and activities on behalf of public health. Visit the ASTHO web site. Click on “Programs.” From the drop down menu, select preparedness’. Write a detailed synopsis of some of the information you were able to find at the site. Include information related to the goals and objectives of the public health preparedness policy committee.
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