13.0205 Public health infrastructure.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 13.0205]

(a) A strong public health infrastructure is needed to achieve the mission of the department and to provide essential public health services and functions, in collaboration with federal agencies, ASG agencies, public and private sector partners and volunteers.

(b) Developing a strong public health infrastructure requires the coordinated efforts of the department and federal agencies, ASG agencies, public and private sector partners and volunteers within the public health system to:

(1) Identify and provide leadership for the providing of essential public health services and functions;

(2) Develop and support an information infrastructure that supports essential public health services and functions;

(3) Develop and provide certification, credentialing, or effective training for Department personnel, ASG agencies, public and private sector partners and volunteers;

(4) Develop operational standards for the department that are directly related to improvements in public health outcomes or other measures;

(5) Consider participation in voluntary accreditation programs for department personnel, ASG agencies, public and private sector partners and volunteers;

(6) Provide incentives for and evaluation of department efforts, management, and accreditation standards;

(7) Comprehensively plan and set priorities for the accomplishment of essential public health services and functions; and

(8) Improving public health outcomes is dependent on the active role of federal agencies, ASG agencies, public and private sector partners and volunteers collaborating with the department to provide essential public health services and functions.

History: 2007, PL 30-11.