Health Security

ASTHO Attends 2018 National Association for Vector-Borne Disease Control Officials Meeting

June 13, 2018|10:08 a.m.| Health Security

On May 9-10, members of ASTHO’s environmental health, research and evaluation, and state health policy teams attended a meeting hosted by the National Association for Vector-Borne Disease Control Officials (NAVCO) in Fort Collins, CO. This year’s conference was NAVCO’s first in-person gathering in over a decade. As one of ASTHO’s affiliate partners, NAVCO develops and maintains close working relationships with state, territorial, federal, and other governmental agencies engaged in the field of public health vector control, with a focus on vectorborne diseases. Read More »

ASTHO Looks Toward the Future of Health Security at 2018 Preparedness Summit

April 26, 2018|10:08 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

On April 16-20, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) convened a wide array of partners in Atlanta and hosted the 2018 Preparedness Summit, “Strengthening National Health Security: Mastering Ordinary Responses, Building Resilience for Extraordinary Events.” Throughout the week, public health preparedness partners and stakeholders discussed a variety of topics, including last year’s devastating wildfire and hurricane seasons, as well nuclear preparedness in the face of escalating geopolitical tensions. The summit also offered an opportunity for attendees to share new research, tools, and resources, with the aim of enhancing the nation’s capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other emergencies. Read More »

Public Health’s Role in Large-Scale Events: How Guam Prepared for the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts

April 03, 2018|3:00 p.m.| Health Security Team

As evident in last month’s Winter Olympics, public health plays a vital role to ensure the safety of all attendees, prevent dangerous infectious disease outbreaks, and prepare for any potential threats. Public health and governmental agencies must work together to prepare prior to and during large-scale international events to help ensure the health and well-being of all attendees. Read More »

ASTHO’s Health Security Team Strengthens Preparedness and Response Capabilities Through Partnerships and Collaboration

April 03, 2017|11:42 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

While it is impossible to predict when a public health crisis may occur, the ability of state and territorial health departments to secure the nation’s health against a variety of threats relies on a capable and equipped public health workforce. ASTHO plays a pivotal role in ensuring that state and territorial health departments can prepare for and respond to all hazards, including chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats; natural disasters; and infectious disease outbreaks. Read More »