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 #4

June 11, 2019

The Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcomes, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (OMNI) Learning Community’s fourth ASTHOConnects webinar provides a wrap up of OMNI’s first year and a discussion on how the learning community will expand in Year Two. This webinar also features a presentation from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Mishka Terplan, who discusses the importance of how stigma, language, and a focus on the mother/baby dyad influences policy and impacts women, children, and families with substance use disorder.Read More »

Federal Initiatives to Address Environmental PFAS Contamination

May 23, 2019

This ASTHOConnects webinar is designed to inform state and territorial health officials and their staff about the ongoing federal initiatives to address environmental PFAS contamination and associated human exposures.Read More »

Promoting Innovation in State & Territorial MCH Policymaking (PRISM) Learning Community

May 16, 2019

The first virtual learning session of the PRISM Learning Community discusses the logistical, legislative, and legal issues around universal testing/screening for substance use in pregnant and parenting women and their newborns.Read More »

Need to Know Information for ASTHO Hill Day - How to Establish Delegation Relationships Year-Round

April 23, 2019

This webinar discusses the importance of meeting with your delegation in-person in Washington, D.C. and at home in your state, as well as how to establish relationships with their staff year-round.Read More »

Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Learning Community #3

April 09, 2019

The third webinar from the OMNI Learning Community highlights neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and how using a statewide, multidisciplinary approach to NAS can address several levels of intervention.Read More »

Lead Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development

April 08, 2019

This ASTHOConnects on Lead Exposure and Early Brain Development highlights why lead exposure is an ongoing problem in the United States that can result in detrimental effects on early brain development.Read More »

Tobacco Control Network (TCN) Virtual Workshop Series

March 29, 2019

This three-part Tobacco Control Network workforce development virtual series on tobacco industry tactics features LaTanisha Wright and discusses tobacco control laws, how product placement differs by socioeconomic status, the impact of tobacco industry retail contracts on price and promotion of tobacco, and more!Read More »

Series on Brain Health: Conversation and Cup of Joe

March 29, 2019

In this webinar, speakers present data from the BRFSS Optional Modules on cognitive decline and caregiving, and share their experiences using the HBI Road Map to incorporate brain health messages into state public health programs.Read More »

Cross-Agency Approaches to Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment

March 20, 2019

This webinar shares insights from state officials to address the needs of people living with or at risk of developing SUD and features state examples of successful partnerships in action.Read More »

Primary Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences

March 19, 2019

This webinar highlights how New York and Tennessee are using the ACEs behavioral risk factor surveillance system module to inform their program work in early brain development and substance misuse.Read More »

Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Learning Community #2

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 »

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