Infectious Disease

APPLETREE COVID-19 Supplemental Project Presentations—Part 2

October 13, 2021

In early 2021, ASTHO, with support from CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, provided funding and assistance to five state health agencies (or their partners) to support environmental health-related COVID-19 response activities. Examples of activities performed under these awards include performing COVID-19 consultations during standard on-site restaurant inspections and informing schools and early care and education programs about effective, safe COVID-19 mitigation protocols. This webinar features presentations from project staff at the Virginia Department of Health and Indiana Department of Health. Each representative provides an overview of their state’s project under these awards, as well as challenges, successes, and lessons learned from undertaking this work.Read More »

APPLETREE COVID-19 Supplemental Project Presentations—Part 1

July 26, 2021

In early 2021, ASTHO, with support from CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, provided funding and assistance to five state health agencies (or their partners) to support environmental health-related COVID-19 response activities. The first in a two-part series, this webinar features presentations from project staff at the Arkansas Department of Health, Kentucky Department for Public Health, and Vermont Department of Health’s partner, Informed Green Solutions.Read More »

Designing HIV Systems for the Margins

July 12, 2021

This webinar provides an opportunity to learn about approaches and promising practices for addressing disparities in HIV care. It centers on a presentation about a model, Design for the Margins, for designing HIV systems through a health equity lens. It also features presentations about efforts to apply principles from this model in HIV programs to reach populations that are currently out of care.Read More »

Making Sense of COVID-19 Vaccine Polling Results

February 04, 2021

In this first installment of ASTHO’s Ask the Experts crisis communication series, Gillian SteelFisher shared a meta-analysis of the many COVID-19 vaccine-related public polls and how public health can use this information to guide vaccine messaging. Additionally, Neetu Abad, co-lead of the CDC Vaccine Confidence team, discussed behavioral drivers of hesitancy and how CDC uses that knowledge to craft outreach materials. After the presentation, a Q&A session was held to dig deeper into community-specific approaches for reaching vaccine-hesitant audiences and encouraging them to get vaccinated.Read More »

Adolescent Mental Health During COVID-19

August 25, 2020

In this sixth virtual learning session for the PRISM learning community, presenters discuss different facets of adolescent mental health needs. This webinar discusses the challenges that COVID-19 has created for youth mental health, shares lessons learned from a program that supports youth released from a detention center, and shares strategies that state health officials can implement to support and advocate for youth and adolescents with mental health needs both during and beyond the pandemic.Read More »

The Trends of Overdose Data During COVID-19

June 11, 2020

This webinar highlights the use of the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP), a syndromic surveillance application that serves as a collaborative and centralized platform for all disciplines responding to the crisis. In this recorded webinar, Aliese Alter, Senior Program Manager, and Christopher Yeager, ODMAP Data and Research Analyst, share an overview of the ODMAP tool and discuss trends in overdose data since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in U.S. as well as methods for examining these trends.Read More »

Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioid Use

December 13, 2018

ASTHO and CDC hosted an ASTHOConnects on evidence-based practices that prevent infectious disease consequences related to the opioid epidemic. CDC, Vermont state and local representatives shared their perspectives on policy levers and partnerships for implementing syringe services programs (SSPs) and building linkages to treatment for substance misuse.Read More »

Addressing Viral Hepatitis A Outbreaks

December 10, 2018

Subject matter experts from CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis and the Tennessee Department of Health share information on their response to the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak, including information on outbreaks among persons experiencing homelessness and persons who use drugs, vaccine recommendations, and using the Incident Command System for state and local response to outbreaks.Read More »

Pandemic Influenza Symposium

September 26, 2018

ASTHO, along with George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health, hosted Perspectives on Federal, State, and Local Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response, a discussion with national leaders on the emerging issues, trends and areas of continued challenges and opportunities for success as we prepare to respond to the emergence of the next influenza pandemic.Read More »

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