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Quality Improvement and Performance: CDC's Strategies to Strengthen Public Health

Lenaway, Dennis PhD, MPH; Corso, Liza C. MPA; Buchanan, Sharunda PhD; Thomas, Craig PhD; Astles, Rex PhD, DABCC, FACB

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: January-February 2010 - Volume 16 - Issue 1 - p 11–13
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181c115ee
Commentary

This article comments on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's strategies to strengthen public health and its system components in order to create the necessary operational capacity and infrastructure vital to the success of all public health prevention, protection, and wellness activities.

Dennis Lenaway, PhD, MPH, is Director, Office of Public Health Systems Performance, Office of the Chief of Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Liza C. Corso, MPA, is Team Leader, Office of Public Health Systems Performance, Office of the Chief of Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Sharunda Buchanan, PhD, is Director, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Craig Thomas, PhD, is Chief, Outcome Monitoring and Evaluation Branch, Division of State and Local Readiness, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Rex Astles, PhD, DABCC, FACB, is Senior Health Scientist, Division of Laboratory Systems, National Center for Preparedness, Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Corresponding Author: Dennis Lenaway, PhD, MPH, Office of Public Health Systems Performance, Office of the Chief of Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333 (Dlenaway@cdc.gov).

Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions presented here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.