Federal Agencies Prepare Media Campaigns to Decrease Tobacco Use

January 21, 2016|10:50 a.m.| Scott Briscoe

CDC prepares to launch the 2016 version of it's effective Tips from Former Smokers campaign, and FDA plans to offer media targeting retailers as partners to reduce youth tobacco use. Read More »

Nebraska Safe Driving Campaign Aims at Parents of Teen Drivers

August 13, 2015|11:29 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

With its “Driving the Right Message” campaign, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants to educate parents about the important role they play in keeping their teen safe at the wheel. Read More »

How Iowa Stomped Out Ebola Rumors on Social Media

July 14, 2015|1:08 p.m.| Virgie Townsend

On the evening of Oct. 20, a rumor began spreading on Twitter that a man in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had tested positive for Ebola. It wasn’t true. Read More »

6 Ways to Improve Outcomes when Medical Devices Are Inserted

May 22, 2015|2:29 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Telling patients what to expect after surgery and during rehabilitation has a significant impact on the success of surgeries that implant medical devices. 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 »

California Department of Health Launches Campaign Against E-Cigarettes

March 24, 2015|11:34 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

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 »

State Health Agencies Increasingly Adopt Social Media, but Brace for Pay-to-Play Future

March 10, 2015|2:14 p.m.| Virgie Townsend

State public health departments markedly expanded their use of social media from 2011 to 2014, viewing it as an effective, low-cost means to reach their audiences. Read More »

Arizona Targets Teen Tobacco Use with Comedy and Online Video

February 09, 2015|9:27 a.m.| John Skendall

Arizona’s health department has upped the ante on its anti-tobacco messaging to teens. Read More »