Bounce Forward

As America looks to recover from the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, state and territorial leaders can either approach recovery efforts as a way to reconstruct our communities the way they were prior to COVID-19, or "bounce forward" into a better world by advancing efforts to create healthier, more resilient communities. To "bounce forward," state and territorial leaders must engage directly with community members, employ a health equity lens to ensure investments reach marginalized communities, and utilize a health in all policies framework to address the factors of health and well-being that fall beyond the scope of public health and healthcare.

To support the recovery effort, ASTHO is releasing a new suite of resources each month. The materials provide a straightforward method for state and territorial leaders to identify current recovery resources across a variety of sectors, consider and coalesce around achievable opportunities for health improvement in their jurisdictions, and commit to engaging community leaders in policy-making and implementation decisions.

Check back regularly for new resources.


Bounce Forward Introduction (Nov. 23, 2020)


Economic Security

Children, Families, and Social Supports

Food Systems and Nutrition (coming soon)

Education (K-12) (coming soon)

Healthcare Access and Affordability (coming soon)