ASTHO's webinars provide the latest information on a broad range of emerging trends and issues affecting state and territorial public health. Stay current with this virtual education series featuring thought leaders and subject-matter experts in public health and related fields.

Medicaid Innovations Workgroup: Social Determinants of Health and Predictive Analytics

November 29, 2018

This ASTHOConnects webinar featured guest speakers and discussion on social determinants of health in Medicaid and the use of big data and predictive analytics in population health.Read More »

Tobacco Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development

October 26, 2018

This ASTHOConnects on Tobacco Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development aims to educate state health department staff in the areas of tobacco cessation and early brain development. Webinar speakers discussed the science behind prenatal and early tobacco exposure and the impact on early brain development. State speakers also shared experiences implementing successful tobacco cessation and smoking reduction programs within the MCH population.Read More »

Pandemic Influenza Symposium

September 26, 2018

ASTHO, along with George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health, hosted Perspectives on Federal, State, and Local Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response, a discussion with national leaders on the emerging issues, trends and areas of continued challenges and opportunities for success as we prepare to respond to the emergence of the next influenza pandemic.Read More »

The Value and Return on Investment of Familial Engagement to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

September 20, 2018

This ASTHOConnects explores the different types of return on investment (ROI) tools available to assess the value of familial engagement. It included state features to discuss the use of Plan, Do, Study, Act Cycles in promoting innovative strategies in public health and its relation to family and community engagement.Read More »

The Role of State Health Leadership and Partnerships in Addressing Maternal Opioid Use

August 28, 2018

This webinar highlights the AIM patient safety bundle – Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder – and state and national efforts and strategies for addressing substance use disorders, including opioid use and misuse, among women of childbearing age and during pregnancy.Read More »

Ask the Experts: Smoke-Free Housing Policies on Tribal Lands

August 16, 2018

This virtual panel session brought together panelists from tribes, states, national networks, and federal agencies to share successes and lessons learned in creating and sustaining smoke-free public housing policies in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Panelists shared best practices on how to support smoke-free housing policies, including suggestions for doing this work effectively with tribal entities, and provided examples of successful collaborations.Read More »

The Intersection of Workforce Incentive Programs and Telehealth Policy

July 18, 2018

The Intersection of Workforce Incentive Programs and Telehealth Policy webinar featured Kathy Wibberly, PhD and Keisha L. Smith, MPA, who discussed how telemedicine policy impacts workforce incentive programs. The presentation covered interstate licensure laws and compacts, summarized NHSC policies related to acceptable telehealth technologies, and distinguished the challenges and opportunities for telehealth in addressing rural workforce needs.Read More »

Ask the Experts: Improving Health Disparities in Rural Communities

June 29, 2018

ASTHO and CDC hosted a virtual session on improving health disparities in rural communities, with experts from the New Mexico Department of Health, CDC, University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center and South Carolina University Prevention Research Center addressing policy, systems and environmental change strategies for promoting public health in rural settings. Panelists engaged in a discussion about innovative public health programs and partnerships for improving health disparities in rural communities.Read More »