Health Security

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 »