CSTE Foundation

Supporting Applied Epidemiologists

aka Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Foundation   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.cstefoundation.org

Mission

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Foundation promotes and supports the work of CSTE and Public Health Agencies through education and funding for nee, development, and under-resourced efforts to: 1) Improved disease surveillance and epidemiologic practice through training and capacity development; and 2) Promote the effective use of data to guide public health practice, save lives, and improve the public’s health.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Leigh Plott CFRE

Main address

2635 Century Pkwy NE Ste 700

Atlanta, GA 30345 USA

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EIN

47-4094953

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Epidemiology Workforce Development Training

CSTE Foundation supports efforts to develop, expand, and diversify the epidemiology workforce. This includes but is not limited to:
- The Applied Epidemiology Fellowship: A 2-year fellowship with on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The Fellowship’s mission is to meet the nation’s ongoing need for applied epidemiology workforce capacity in state and local health departments through a national fellowship-training program.
-Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship: A 2-year fellowship program for recent masters or doctoral graduates to build informatics, data science, and laboratory capacity at state and local health departments.
-LEAD: A 12-month leadership program for mid-career epidemiologists. The program focuses learnings on Becoming a Leader; Motivating a Team; Leading an Organization; & Navigating Politics and Systems Change all with the goal of building the next generation of Public Health Leaders.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

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  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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CSTE Foundation

Board of directors
as of 09/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Guthrie Birkhead, MD MPH

LaKesha Robinson, MPH

Verla Neslund, JD

Baoky Vu

Eddy Bresnitz MD, MSCE

Melissa Hines-Lowe

Michael Landen MD, MPH

Patrick McConnon MD, MPH

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/28/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/28/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.