ASTHO works closely with state and territorial health officials to shape laws, regulations, and administrative actions that drive improvement in governmental public health agencies. We ensure that decisions affecting our nation’s health and well-being incorporate the insights of state and territorial leaders. Our efforts include developing policy statements, legislative and legal analyses, technical assistance, and capacity-building activities.
Our policy and advocacy work follows two critical paths:
Federal Government Affairs
Advocating on behalf of ASTHO members to Congress and the Administration, helping members with testimony preparation, and more.
State Health Policy
Monitoring health policy and legislative trends on the state, territorial, and federal levels, and more.