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.

Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Learning Community

February 19, 2019

The Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcomes, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (OMNI) Learning Community’s second ASTHOConnects discusses the development of Plans of Safe Care to improve outcomes for families and infants born with substance exposure. This webinar features presentations from Kentucky and Rhode Island who discussed their states' development and implementation of a Plan of Safe Care process.Read More »

Series on Brain Health Virtual Open House

January 23, 2019

Hear from national partners at the CDC's Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program, Alzheimer's Association, and International Association for Indigenous Aging about the newly released HBI Road Map. Speakers present a national overview of the HBI Road Map, how it was developed, and current approaches for distribution and implementation.Read More »

Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioid Use

December 13, 2018

ASTHO and CDC hosted an ASTHOConnects on evidence-based practices that prevent infectious disease consequences related to the opioid epidemic. CDC, Vermont state and local representatives shared their perspectives on policy levers and partnerships for implementing syringe services programs (SSPs) and building linkages to treatment for substance misuse.Read More »

Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Learning Community

December 11, 2018

The Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Learning Community first webinar discussed how states can leverage their current work in other projects, such as the AIM Opioid Bundle, and why it is important to collaborate with state perinatal quality collaboratives around the issue of maternal opioid and substance use disorder.Read More »

Addressing Viral Hepatitis A Outbreaks

December 10, 2018

Subject matter experts from CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis and the Tennessee Department of Health share information on their response to the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak, including information on outbreaks among persons experiencing homelessness and persons who use drugs, vaccine recommendations, and using the Incident Command System for state and local response to outbreaks.Read More »

Project Highlights from the 2017-2018 Environmental Public Health Tracking Fellowship

December 07, 2018

This video highlights projects from ASTHO's 2017-2018 Environmental Public Health Tracking Fellowship.Read More »

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 »

See additional content »