Primary Care

Open Enrollment Period Begins November 1 for Marketplace Insurance Coverage

November 04, 2016|12:19 p.m.| Anna Bartels

State and territorial health departments are well-positioned to raise awareness of resources and enrollment deadlines to expand access to health insurance coverage. Read More »

Is Treatment Quality Contributing to Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality? A Closer Look is Needed

July 27, 2016|12:56 p.m.| Josh Berry

There are many contributing causes to the observed disparity in breast cancer mortality. We should determine if quality of treatment is one ... and change that. Read More »

Bringing the Tools of Behavioral Health into Primary Care Practice

January 22, 2016|4:57 p.m.| John Skendall

Some health problems are only skin deep. Some go much deeper. That is why the skills and tools that the field of behavioral health brings are so important. And why they can, and some say should, be under the same roof—even in the same room—as primary care practice. Read More »

Many Medical Schools Lack Coursework on Exercise and Physical Activity

April 01, 2015|11:15 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

A review of the curriculums of more than 100 medical schools in the United States has found that only half offer formal courses on exercise and physical activity. Read More »

Alabama Program Uses Multi-Pronged Approach to Increase Uptake of HPV Vaccine

March 06, 2015|9:41 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. and can lead to cervical and other cancers. Alabama worked to increase the number of young people immunized against it with a program that included many different kinds of outreach and approaches. Read More »

The System Is Rigged and Nobody Wins: A Call for Integration

February 18, 2015|11:56 a.m.| Scott Briscoe

Ohio Medicaid Medical Director Mary Applegate gives an IOM session describing flaws of the current health system design in which primary care does not integrate with public health. Read More »

Kentucky State Health Official Applauds Anderson County Primary Care Clinic

December 10, 2014|4:20 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Anderson County's Family Care Clinic could be a model for other states. Read More »