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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 »

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 »

Washington State Uses Guidelines and Programs to Reduce the Number of Drug- and Alcohol-Exposed Babies

April 01, 2015|9:40 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

The Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services collaborated to provide prenatal substance abuse screening tools to providers and programs to women. Read More »

White House Announces Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

March 27, 2015|4:12 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The White House has announced a five-year national plan to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, identifying the critical actions that key federal departments and agencies will take. 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 »