In a joint letter to Congress, ASTHO, NACCHO, and several ASTHO affiliates urged continued support for public health programs currently funded through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Prevention and Public Health Fund.
ASTHO is seeking a highly qualified contractor or firm to develop public health communications tools regarding STD trends and emerging issues. Deadline March 1.
ASTHO has compiled a searchable database of research articles, media stories, factsheets, and other information on e-cigarettes.
ASTHO, with support from CDC, developed a webinar, web-based tool, and instruction manual to calculate ROI associated with public health agency programs and business improvements.
On this site we share updates and resources from state and federal health agencies and their partners.
This issue brief provides an overview of the unique capabilities of CHWs and possibilities for CHW certification and financing.
This white paper shares how states have identified a number of successes, challenges, and lessons learned about how to effectively use health information systems (HIS) to improve hypertension identification, management, and control.
A communication toolkit for Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement awardees, champions, and others interested in advancing PHEP program awareness.
This issue brief highlights examples of two states with comprehensive SHIPs that address the health of their older adult populations.
Resources to help local, state, and territorial health departments have better access to the electronic health record systems in healthcare facilities during outbreaks.
Integration Success Stories
from states and territories
A yearly initiative of ASTHO to improve population health through the work of state public health agencies.
Member Spotlight: Brenda Fitzgerald
Brenda C. Fitzgerald, MD, is commissioner and state health officer of the Georgia Department of Public Health, the state’s lead agency in preventing disease, promoting better health, and ensuring families have the resources they need to prepare for health emergencies. In addition, Fitzgerald directs the state’s 18 public health districts and 159 county health departments.
A Look at State Legislation Limiting Opioid Prescriptions
Since last year, six states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island) have enacted laws limiting initial prescriptions for opioids while two states (Delaware and Vermont) have used agency rulemaking to establish such limits. More states are considering the adoption of initial opioid prescription limits during the 2017 legislative sessions. The prescription limits are often set at a daily supply or are in morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs) with certain conditions and patients being exempt from the limits.
New CDC Regulations for Domestic and Foreign Travel
On Feb. 21, CDC will implement newly revised rules for issuing federal public health orders (e.g., orders for quarantine, isolation, or conditional release) for both domestic and foreign travel. CDC revised the rules to improve and clarify its role in preventing the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases in the United States.
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