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Using a series of television, digital, and outdoor ads, the “Wake Up” campaign is an educational effort to inform the public of the health risks and highly addictive properties of e-cigarettes.Read More »

FY 2016 House Budget Proposes to Repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund

March 26, 2015|2:13 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The repeal would remove a critical source of public health dollars for vital, non-controversial activities. Read More »

Newly-Released County Health Rankings Compare Healthiest Counties

March 25, 2015|5:27 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The 2015 County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, find the healthiest counties within states have higher college attendance, fewer preventable hospital stays, fewer sexually transmitted infections, and better access to parks and gyms. Read More »

Paid Sick Leave Contributes to Health of Workers and Their Families

March 25, 2015|4:24 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

A white paper from the Minnesota Department of Health finds that workers who receive paid sick and family leave are healthier, and so are their families and the public they serve. Read More »

Report: Many Poison Control Calls Result from Children Improperly Taking Medication

March 20, 2015|2:18 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

A new study reviews poison control center call data and explains how families can protect their children against medication overdose and improper ingestion. Read More »

United States to Shift from Longstanding 'Lost Pleasure' Public Health Approach

March 18, 2015|5:44 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Public health experts believe that FDA’s use of the "lost pleasure" principle has resulted in weak regulations. Read More »