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A roundup of issues that state health agencies face on the front lines of STD prevention and treatment and resources for agencies and their partners.Read More »

Vivek Murthy Sworn in as 19th United States Surgeon General

April 24, 2015|2:48 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

During his four-year term, Murthy aims to focus on prevention-based national public health measures that promote healthy living, raise awareness of mental illness, increase childhood vaccination rates, and prevent and reduce drug abuse. Read More »

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to Equip State Police with Naloxone

April 24, 2015|1:24 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Pennsylvania State Police will begin carrying naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal antidote, to combat heroin and opioid overdoses. Read More »

NIH Study Supports Assertion that Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

April 21, 2015|5:49 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

A recent study maintains the longstanding claim that there is no link between childhood immunizations and autism. Read More »

Indiana Improves Vaccination Rates, Access, and Tracking Thanks to Partnership-Driven Legislation

April 16, 2015|10:10 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

In five years, Indiana passed three laws that dramatically reduced vaccine-covered meningococcal disease, expanded immunization administration capability for pharmacists, and improved vaccine tracking across the state. Read More »

How the Million Hearts Initiative is Improving Hypertension

April 14, 2015|2:39 p.m.| Jane Esworthy

ASTHO has partnered with Million Hearts to help prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, with a specific goal of helping state health agencies reduce high blood pressure incidence. Read More »