Evidence-Based Public Health

Social Determinants of Health Learning Network: Innovation to Advance 20 Core Strategies

October 24, 2016|12:33 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

This week we're running a series of blog posts on 20 strategies intended to help states implement innovative, evidence-based policies and programs to improve social determinants of health and equity in birth outcomes in the U.S. Read More »

Leading Health Systems Change—Perspectives from Federal, State, and Territorial Officials

September 26, 2016|9:47 a.m.| Emily Moore

The final session of ASTHO’s Annual Meeting last week (Sept. 21-22) focused on “leading health systems change” and featured a panel representing leaders at the federal, state, local, and territorial levels. Read More »

United States to Shift from Longstanding 'Lost Pleasure' Public Health Approach

March 18, 2015|5:44 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Public health experts believe that FDA’s use of the "lost pleasure" principle has resulted in weak regulations. Read More »

U.S. Nutrition Advisory Panel Reconsiders Longstanding Recommendations Regarding Cholesterol

February 11, 2015|5:03 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reverses decades of standards warning Americans against high-cholesterol foods. Read More »

Alaska Outlines Strategies for Meeting 25 Statewide Health Improvement Goals by 2020

November 24, 2014|2:36 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Alaska’s statewide collaborative initiative Healthy Alaskans 2020 recently released a list of evidence-based strategies to reach 25 statewide health improvement goals for the decade. Read More »

Oklahoma Health Commissioner Describes Efforts of States to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

October 27, 2014|1:34 p.m.| John Skendall

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 »