Legislative Alerts


ASTHO Assists States as Federal Shutdown Continues

October 3,2013

More than half of the CDC has been furloughed as a result of the federal government shutdown. Other federal agencies that support state health departments are experiencing a similar situation. ASTHO is monitoring what effects the shutdown is having or will have on states, and we will update state health officials whenever we have new, important information. When we can, ASTHO staff is assisting states on specific needs and facilitating communication between state health agencies. However, much uncertainty continues to surround the shutdown, and many of the resources ASTHO would normally turn to are unavailable. ASTHO also issued a press release on the ill effects of the shutdown on the public health enterprise.