Injury Prevention

Data-Driven Primary Prevention Strategies for Adverse Childhood Experiences

July 30, 2019

Preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is a critical place to start as states look to invest in upstream evidence-based prevention strategies to address the current opioid crisis. State health leaders play a critical role in promoting and facilitating ACEs data surveillance and monitoring. Surveilling and monitoring data is key to informing programmatic and policy work, documenting progress and impact, setting relevant ACEs-related state priorities, and influencing policy to address ACEs prevention. This report highlights ACEs-related data sources, provides examples of how states can use these data to inform their primary prevention work, offers resources for crafting data sharing agreements, and identifies challenges in collecting ACEs-related data.Read More »

Cross-Agency Approaches to Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment: National Recommendations

March 20, 2019

States across the country are aligning policies, funding, staffing, and data across agencies to more effectively an efficiently utilize resources to meet the needs of people living with or at risk of developing substance use disorder (SUD). In 2018, ASTHO and the National Academy for State Health Policy convened a group of Medicaid and public health leaders to showcase strategies they have pursued to work more effectively across agencies, as well as develop recommendations for other interested states. This report highlights recommendations for structuring and advancing cross-agency approaches to SUD prevention and treatment.Read More »

Public Health and Medical Preparedness and Response Activities at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival

December 21, 2018

The findings in this report focus on the initial 24‐36 hours after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival and present information about current and long-term recovery efforts and recommendations for other communities and the nation. This report also highlights challenges and successes concerning activities carried out through the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program.Read More »

The Role of State Health Leaders in Addressing Substance Use Disorders Among Women, Infants, and Families

December 20, 2018

This report highlights six public health approaches for addressing the rising incidence of SUD and NAS and draws out the critical role that state health leaders play in each.Read More »

Sexual Violence Prevention: Legislation Scan

December 09, 2018

This report examines adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and housing stability legislation during the 2018 session. While not expressly focused on sexual violence, innovative solutions to address ACEs and housing stability may strengthen primary prevention of sexual violence because they target risk and protective factors that are common across these issues.Read More »

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