ASTHO's reports provide recent, in-depth research on topics of importance and interest to state and territorial health officials, and provide usable, actionable information for ASTHO state and territorial health officials and partners.

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 »

Behavioral and Public Health Interconnection

December 06, 2018

Interconnecting behavioral and public health systems is essential to addressing the upstream factors of behavioral health issues including substance misuse and mental health. This meeting report outlines recommendations from public health leaders in connecting behavioral and public health systems through partnerships, financing, data and policy.Read More »

Health Equity and Public Health Department Accreditation

November 07, 2018

Health departments play an essential role in providing services to the community to address health inequities. Through the lens of the Public Health Accreditation Board's standards and measures, this report explores innovative programs and policies implemented by health departments in an effort to adopt systemwide approaches to achieving health equity.Read More »

Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Support Breastfeeding

November 02, 2018

This report describes how state perinatal quality collaboratives have focused on improving maternal and child health outcomes by supporting efforts to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration.Read More »

Effectively Communicating About Mosquito Control: A Guide for Mosquito Control Partners

October 30, 2018

The updated second edition of this guide is intended to help public health and vector control professionals advance mosquito control efforts. It provides factsheet templates and tools that can be used to educate others about the need for adequate mosquito protection in communitiesRead More »

Cross-Sector Partnerships to Improve Health and Housing Outcomes: Resource Guide

October 24, 2018

This report synthesizes partnership, financing, and data-sharing approaches that healthcare, housing providers, and other sectors can undertake to improve health and housing outcomes.Read More »

Analysis of Express Legal Authorities for Mosquito Control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico

October 12, 2018

This report presents findings from an analysis of ASTHO’s 2017 research on legal authorities for mosquito control, including the types of legal authority for mosquito control activities, a set of considerations for better understanding the legal authority, a summary of the findings on the express legal authorities for mosquito control found in state law, and a state-by-state summary of the express legal authority for mosquito control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.Read More »

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: Communication Tools for Health Departments

August 22, 2018

These communication tools from ASTHO include key facts, talking points, and a customizable slide deck to help health departments raise awareness around antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.Read More »

State and Territorial Health Agency Organizational Structures and Partnerships for Mosquito Control Management

August 13, 2018

This report presents findings from ASTHO’s 2017 Mosquito Control Survey, including information from thirty-eight jurisdictions about the organizational structure of mosquito control activities and the roles of key external partnerships at both the state and territorial levels.Read More »