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Michael Fraser to receive NACDS Foundation Excellence in Patient Care award

BY Sandra Levy

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation will honor Michael Fraser, CEO of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, or ASTHO, for his distinguished leadership in addressing the opioid-abuse epidemic and in advancing maternal and children’s health, as well as other healthcare priorities.

Fraser will accept the award at the 20th Annual NACDS Foundation Dinner on Nov. 28, 2018 at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City.

ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. territories and freely associated states, and Washington, D.C.

Fraser has advanced ASTHO’s mission as an advocate, voice and resource for state and territorial public health since August 2016. He is currently a collaborating editor and author of “A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Crisis,” slated to be published by Oxford University Press in early 2019.

Fraser has served as an educator, innovator and distinguished leader in public health. Prior to joining ASTHO, he served as executive vice president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, as CEO of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, and as deputy executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. He also has served in several capacities at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“We look forward to recognizing the tremendous leadership of Dr. Fraser and the entire ASTHO team,” NACDS Foundation president Kathleen Jaeger said. “At ASTHO and throughout his career, Dr. Fraser has provided unique leadership to help prevent opioid abuse and to advance maternal and children’s health — both of which stand among the priorities of the NACDS Foundation.”

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