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September 20-22
2016 Annual Meeting and Policy Summit

If you are a leader in public health or healthcare, you will want to join the conversation at the ASTHO Annual Meeting. Join state and territorial health officials; department heads and other leaders at state and local health agencies; individuals from federal health agencies, academic institutions, and healthcare facilities; private sector health industry executives; and leaders from ASTHO affiliates and other public health organizations as they address strategic public health and leadership issues.

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June 2016

June 28
Community Development as a Partner for Health Equity

Significant disparities in health outcomes between neighborhoods are the culmination of place-based inequities in physical, social and economic resources that residents utilize to lead productive and healthy lives. As such, collaborations between community development and public health are an opportunity to improve health in low-income neighborhoods. To help facilitate collaboration, this interactive webinar will provide an overview of the community development sector.

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June 28
Health Dept. Role in Improving Assisted Reproductive Tech.

The webinar will cover: monitoring and studying maternal and infant health outcomes related to assisted reproductive technology (ART), understanding the public health department’s role in leading improvements in ART practices, how state agencies are improving consumer and provider awareness of ART’s impact on twin births, and the importance of partnerships in reducing preterm birth through ART.

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June 29
Supporting the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, released in January 2016, expands upon and updates previous versions to align with current scientific evidence and medical knowledge. State health agencies play a number of important roles in communicating these changes and supporting implementation of the Dietary Guidelines across all sectors and settings in their state. This webinar will provide an overview of the Key Recommendations of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines and highlight how Massachusetts has utilized the Guidelines to develop nutrition standards for state agency food procurement and the work that Missouri has been doing to promote healthy eating through the Stock Healthy, Shop Healthy initiative.

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July 2016

July 11-14
2016 Senior Deputies Orientation and Annual Meeting

ASTHO will convene the Senior Deputies Peer Network for their 23rd annual meeting. The annual meeting is an executive-level program designed to exchange lessons learned, demonstrate useful practices and identify evidence-based strategies. The Senior Deputies Orientation is a peer-led meeting designed to prepare new senior deputies for their new role and responsibilities within a public health agency.

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July 14-15
2016 State Legislative Liaison Annual Meeting

ASTHO will convene the peer network of state legislative liaisons for an in-person meeting to share legislative trends, best practices, and strategies to advance and strengthen public health law and legislation to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

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