Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
Mobilizing leadership in science and prevention for a healthier nation
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) oversees 12 core public health offices — including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees.
On April 27, 2015 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the final Public Health Service (PHS) recommendation for the optimal fluoride level in drinking water to prevent tooth decay. The new recommendation is for a single level of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water. It updates and replaces the previous recommended range (0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter) issued in 1962.
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- HHS Issues Final Recommendation for Community Water Fluoridation: Adjusted Level Seeks to Maintain Dental Health Benefits of Fluoride
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Content last reviewed on May 8, 2015