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  • Accepting Nominations for 2016 Vision Awards

    The Vision Awards recognize outstanding state and territorial health department programs and initiatives that use a creative approach to address public health needs or problems. Deadline is May 13.

  • Zika Response: Updates and Resources

    ASTHO has activated its Incident Command Structure in response to the threat posed by Zika virus. On this site we share updates and resources from state and federal health agencies and their partners.

  • Safe Drinking Water Resources

    In response to the emergency regarding water safety in Flint, Michigan, ASTHO is providing the following resources for quick access to states and territories.

  • ASTHO's 2016 Federal Advocacy Priorities

    At ASTHO's Hill Day on March 10, state health officials educated their federal delegations about key issues critical to state public health.

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  • Hitting Utah’s Opioid Epidemic from Multiple Angles

    During the 2016 legislative session, Utah enacted nine bills to provide more tools and flexibility to respond to the state's epidemic of deaths from opioid overdose.

  • Everyone Deserves Good Health

    ASTHO President and Minnesota Commissioner of Health Edward Ehlinger, MD, MSPH, has issued ASTHO's 2016 President’s Challenge: Advance Health Equity and Optimal Health for All. We asked him to give us some insights into why he is passionate about this work, and how states can work to achieve strong health outcomes for everyone.

  • CDC Initiative Highlights Importance of Vaccines for Infants and Children

    National Infant Immunization Week is an annual initiative in April that highlights the importance of protecting infants from preventable diseases. This year it takes place April 16-23.