ASTHO created a state legislative prospectus that discusses issues that may affect state health agencies and public health in 2015.
A snapshot of current STD trends and steps health officials can take to articulate the need for robust STD prevention and treatment.
The 2014 State Legislative Summary discusses key public health activities addressed this session.
New data reflect the nation’s preparedness for health security threats.
Background, resources, and FAQs from CDC and state health agencies regarding Ebola virus disease (EVD).
Materials to aid state-level surveillance and response to cases of Chikungunya fever in the U.S.
A toolkit to help state and territorial health agencies enhance their climate readiness.
Tools to help state health agencies implement and build on existing evidence-based public health policies and practices.
Toolkits to help public health officials understand and use legal authorities to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
State examples that illustrate how multiple sectors can work together to create environments that support healthy lifestyles.
Primary Care and Public Health Highlights newsletter
from states and territories
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New Study Finds E-Cigarettes Produce Formaldehyde When Used
A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that vapor produced by electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) can contain high levels of formaldehyde-releasing agents. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen linked to increased cancer risk.
California Reports 59 Confirmed Cases of Measles in Outbreak Traced to Disneyland
The California Department of Public Health announced yesterday that 59 cases of measles have been confirmed in California residents since the end of December 2014. Forty-two such cases have been linked to an initial exposure in December at Disneyland.
Virginia and Walgreens Team Up to Provide Free HIV Testing in the Commonwealth
After establishing that they share a commitment to addressing HIV, the Virginia Department of Health and Walgreens created a program that provides free, pharmacist-led HIV testing at select Walgreens sites.
Mar 3-4, 2015
Loews Madison Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Mar 4-5, 2015
Apr 23-24, 2015
Emory Conference Center and Hotel
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