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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 »

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 »

New Ebola Cases Drop to Lowest Level in Almost a Year, but Burial Traditions Continue to Spread Virus

April 09, 2015|12:10 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The number of new Ebola cases reached the lowest rate since May 2014. Read More »

State Health Departments Reach Out to Young and Old in Celebration of National Public Health Week

April 07, 2015|4:51 p.m.| Virgie Townsend

It’s National Public Health Week, which runs from April 6 to April 12, and state health departments are celebrating by connecting with their constituents to promote this year’s theme "Healthiest Nation 2030.". Read More »

New FDA Menu Labeling Rules Provide Both Challenges and Opportunities for Public Health and Industry Stakeholders

April 02, 2015|11:53 a.m.| Kristen Lewandowski

Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network Director Amy Meinen discusses how the new FDA calorie menu labeling regulations are inspiring conversations between public health entities and the food industry. Read More »

Many Medical Schools Lack Coursework on Exercise and Physical Activity

April 01, 2015|11:15 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

A review of the curriculums of more than 100 medical schools in the United States has found that only half offer formal courses on exercise and physical activity. Read More »