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Before Ebola dominated U.S. news media or the first American citizens contracted the disease in West Africa, state and territorial health departments were mobilizing to respond to imported cases. (Photo credit: CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith)Read More »

State-Led Worksite Wellness: A Look at Arkansas' Efforts to Promote Healthy Employees

October 17, 2014|2:34 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Many state health departments across the nation are launching worksite wellness programs to promote healthy living, regular exercise, good nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices among employees. Learn how the Arkansas Department of Health implemented its healthy employee lifestyle program and how it garnered 23,000 participants. Read More »

Oklahoma Partnership Sets Sights on Ensuring Safe Sleep Practices

October 10, 2014|10:15 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

Sometimes, a great partnership opportunity is sitting right there next to you, all you have to do is figure out how to make it work. Read More »

ASTHO Challenges States to Maximize Wellness of Older Americans

October 07, 2014|2:06 p.m.| Jane Esworthy

Families across America are confronting the question, “How will we care for mom and dad?” Connecticut Health Commissioner and ASTHO President Jewel Mullen wants to address this problem by helping adults live and age well in their communities. Read More »


October 07, 2014|1:46 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Welcome to, the new blog from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Read More »