An Introduction to State Public Health for Tribal Leader

This primer on state public health for tribal leaders explores the history of health-related federal laws for state health agencies, the state health governance system, the role of the tribal health leader in establishing partnerships with state health agencies, and tips on how to create successful partnerships between state health agencies and tribes and tribal organizations.

Available online (pdf): http://www.astho.org/Programs/Health-Equity/Knowing-State-Public-Health-Primer/

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  • Tribal Issues: The governmental public health system in the U.S. is comprised of federal agencies, state health agencies, tribal and territorial health departments, and many local health departments. It is essential that there be coordination across these different levels of government for ensuring the public’s health.