Public Health Infrastructure

Framing Health in All Policies: Terms That Resonate

July 29, 2021

Health in All Policies (HiAP) can be a successful strategy to expand collaboration between S/THAs and other partners, but the terminology used in programs focused on these efforts can differ. While some states use the term “health in all policies” to name these programs, others shy away from the terminology to avoid a feeling of health imperialism and other agencies’ limited understanding of what HiAP means. Equity is often a prominent part of these efforts, but is not always included in the program title. ASTHO partnered with the Kansas Health Institute to host listening sessions to better understand state terminology and framing around HiAP; explore lessons learned, challenges, and alternative framing for HiAP terminology; and assess how HiAP framing and associated efforts have evolved over time, especially in the context of COVID-19 and the increased spotlight on the importance of racial equity.Read More »

State and Territorial Preparedness for Drinking Water Emergencies

August 10, 2020

Managing an effective response to public drinking water emergencies is essential to maintaining critical operations of community infrastructure and protecting public health. ASTHO has worked with state and territorial health agencies and partners to facilitate dialogue and collect data on current gaps and resource needs in drinking water emergency preparedness. This report summarizes recent findings and recommendations for enhancing state and territorial water preparedness and collaborative emergency response efforts.Read More »

Leading Public Health Practice Though Health Informatics and Technology

July 12, 2019

ASTHO’s guidebook, Leading Public Health Practice Through Health Informatics and Technology, provides additional information on achieving bidirectional data exchange and preparing for electronic case reporting adoption and implementation.Read More »

Health Equity and Public Health Department Accreditation

November 07, 2018

Health departments play an essential role in providing services to the community to address health inequities. Through the lens of the Public Health Accreditation Board's standards and measures, this report explores innovative programs and policies implemented by health departments in an effort to adopt systemwide approaches to achieving health equity.Read More »

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