Fraser, M., & Castrucci, B. C. (2017). Beyond the Status Quo: 5 Strategic Moves to Position State and Territorial Public Health Agencies for an Uncertain Future. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 23(5), 543–551.

Year: 2017


In this article, the authors propose 5 key strategic moves that leaders of state and territorial health associations (SHAs) can take to assure optimal health for all. The authors posit that despite new investments in health care delivery that incentivize payers and providers to promote population health, SHAs are the true “accountable care organizations” in their jurisdictions and the natural leaders to convene and align governmental and nongovernmental assets toward achieving both the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s “triple aim” of health care and ASTHO’s triple aim of health equity.

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