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ASTHO Awards Public Health Leaders for Outstanding Service

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) honored public health leaders with several awards this week at its 2017 Annual Meeting in recognition of their outstanding service and dedication to improving state and territorial public health.

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"On behalf of ASTHO, I am truly honored to present this year's awards to a group of individuals who bring transformative leadership to the field of public health and embody a genuine desire to improve our nation's health. Their accomplishments have made a difference in the lives of others, and we are inspired by their commitment to lead with compassion, integrity, and perseverance," says ASTHO Executive Director Michael Fraser.

The 2017 ASTHO awardees include:

In addition, ASTHO presented its 2017 Vision Awards and the de Beaumont Foundation PH WINS: Research to Action Model Policies and Practices Challenge Awards.

ASTHO congratulates the 2017 award winners for demonstrating excellence in public health leadership and working tirelessly to protect and promote our nation's health.

ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia, as well as the more than 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to ensuring excellence in state-based public health practice.

SOURCE Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

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