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This year, under the leadership of Oklahoma Commissioner of Health Terry Cline, ASTHO challenged the health agencies of each U.S. state and territory to stem the rampant rate of abuse and deaths associated with prescription drugs.Read More »

FDA Approves Vaccine for Rare Strain of Bacterial Meningitis

October 31, 2014|11:23 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

FDA fast-tracked the review and approval of a vaccine for a rare, but dangerous variety of bacterial meningitis that caused outbreaks at two U.S. universities last year. Read More »

Youth E-Cigarette Use Prompts Health Concerns, New Policies in Guam

October 28, 2014|12:19 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Facing rising levels of e-cigarette use, the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services worked with partners limit access at the department and prohibit sales to minors. Read More »

Influenza Outbreaks and the “Spanish Flu” Epidemic

October 24, 2014|1:36 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

With recent influenza outbreaks around the world, a recent study at Michigan State University may offer insight into infection control measures for the flu and other epidemic diseases. . Read More »

Hawaii Wellness Standards Promote Health in Schools

October 23, 2014|11:33 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

To improve the health of young people, Hawaii has made a commitment to strongly support healthy environments in its public schools. 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 »