Department of Public Health Director Horton Steps Down
In a memo to senior staff on Monday, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Diana Dooley announced that Mark Horton would step down as director of the state's Department of Public Health. Howard Backer, associate secretary for emergency preparedness at CHHS, became acting director of DPH on Tuesday. Efforts to reach Horton for comment were unsuccessful.
- "State Public Health Chief Departs" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 3/2).