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The ASTHO Take: A Week in Public Health News

November 20, 2015|3:04 p.m.| Virgie Townsend

Three state agencies earn accreditation, misconceptions about antibiotics fuel AMR, genetically engineered food approved by FDA for first time. Read More »

U.S. Rates of STDs Increase

November 19, 2015|9:38 a.m.| Scott Briscoe

The CDC released its annual report on STD rates in the nation, which highlights which segments of the population are leading a trend that is headed in the wrong direction. Read More »

The ASTHO Take: A Week in Public Health News (November 13)

November 13, 2015|5:19 p.m.| Virgie Townsend

New data on blood pressure target, more women choosing long-acting reversible contraception, smoking bans proposed for public housing. Read More »

State and Federal Partners Work to Prevent, Contain Increased Multistate Foodborne Outbreaks

November 13, 2015|3:35 p.m.| Kristen Lewandowski

Foodborne outbreaks that spread across state lines have increased over the past twenty years, but so have tools to track bacteria and trace disease. Read More »

March of Dimes Announces Premature Birth Report Card Findings

November 09, 2015|2:35 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The United States’ 2014 preterm birth rate was 9.6 percent, down from 11.4 percent the previous year. Read More »

The ASTHO Take: A Week in Public Health News (November 6)

November 06, 2015|2:34 p.m.| Virgie Townsend

Multistate foodborne illness outbreaks, Keystone Pipeline rejection, and fear-based public health messages. Read More »

Four Things You Never Knew About the Governmental Public Health Workforce and Why You Should Care

November 03, 2015|3:09 p.m.| Brian Castrucci

Findings from the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) related to workforce turnover, training needs, job satisfaction, and the gender pay gap. Read More »

Surgeon General Murthy Supports ASTHO President’s Challenge

November 03, 2015|12:06 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joined ASTHO President and Minnesota Commissioner of Health Edward Ehlinger as he introduced the 2016 ASTHO President’s Challenge: Advancing Health Equity and Achieving Optimal Health for All on Monday to attendees at the American Public Health Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting. Read More »

States Collaborate to Reduce Infant Mortality

October 27, 2015|2:05 p.m.| Claire Rudolph

The infant mortality rate in the United States is one of the highest among all developed countries, at approximately six infant deaths per 1,000 live births annually. Read More »

Journal Supplement Analyzes the State Public Health Workforce

October 20, 2015|2:55 p.m.| Elizabeth Harper

The JPHMP supplement focuses on the results of the nationwide Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey and highlights new information available on state health worker job satisfaction, training needs, and national trends. Read More »

The ASTHO Take: A Week in Public Health News (October 16)

October 16, 2015|2:53 p.m.| Virgie Townsend

New studies explore the dangers of antibiotic resistance and dietary supplements. Read More »

Arkansas Launches 10-year Plan to Reduce Obesity

October 16, 2015|1:24 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The plan provides a framework of research-based strategies to guide community efforts to reduce obesity. These are accompanied by recommendations for efforts at the state level. Read More »

Introducing the Integration Forum

October 13, 2015|11:07 a.m.| David O’Gurek

The Integration Forum seeks to bring people and organizations together with great ideas on integrating the disciplines of primary care and public health. Read More »

The ASTHO Take: A Week in Public Health News (October 9)

October 09, 2015|4:16 p.m.| Virgie Townsend

Prescription drug abuse attitudes, ASTHO executive director announcement, and Ebola updates. Read More »

Innovation for Success: Tackling the Primary Care Workforce Shortage in Ohio

October 09, 2015|9:20 a.m.| Courtney Bartlett and Cori Floyd

With a primary care workforce shortage already presenting challenges to quality care delivery and access, how can we prepare the health industry for the future to come?. Read More »

The ASTHO Take: A Week in Public Health News (October 2)

October 02, 2015|1:03 p.m.| Virgie Townsend

ASTHO annual meeting highlights, Hurricane Joaquin preparedness, and drug-impaired driving. Read More »

2016 ASTHO President’s Challenge Announced: “Advancing Health Equity and Optimal Health for All”

October 01, 2015|6:47 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

New ASTHO President Ed Ehlinger wants states to go back to their roots, change how they do public health work, and change their public health practices in order to assure the conditions in which all people can be healthy. Read More »

State, Territorial, and Tribal Health Officials Discuss Health Equity, Trauma at ASTHO's Annual Meeting

October 01, 2015|1:50 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Tribal and territorial health agencies are charged with the special task of working with residents dealing with both long-lasting and current manifestations of trauma. Read More »

Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Talks Healthy Aging

October 01, 2015|11:08 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

In her address during the Healthy Aging session at the 2015 ASTHO Annual Meeting, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Director Ursula E. Bauer, PhD, MPH, said improving the health of older Americans spans all four NCCDPHP domains. Read More »

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