Policy Statements

The members of ASTHO serve as the face and voice of state and territorial public health and are frequently called on by federal and state lawmakers and national organizations to provide input on the development of public health policy. Their leadership, coordination, and position in state government enables them to effect change in public health policy both in their states and on a national level. Policy statements generated by ASTHO members through our policy committees appear below.

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Access to Health Services Policy Statement

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Achieving Optimal Health for All by Eliminating Structural Racism Policy Statement

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Adverse Childhood Experiences Policy Statement

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Cannabis Use for Medical Conditions Policy Statement

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Climate and Extreme Weather Events Health Policy Statement

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Environmental Public Health Policy Statement

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Fully Fund the Renegotiated Compacts of Free Association and Reduce Compact Impact in U.S. Territories and States Policy Statement

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Health in All Policies Policy Statement

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Healthy Aging Policy Statement

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Healthy Eating Position Statement

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Immunization Guiding Principles

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Improving Birth Outcomes Policy Statement

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Infectious Disease Guiding Principles

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Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Verification and Requirements Policy Statement

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Legalizing Cannabis for Non-medical Adult Use Policy Statement

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Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Policy Statement

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Newborn Screening Policy Statement

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Oral Health Policy Statement

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Oral Health Policy Statement Whitepaper

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Permanent, Sustainable Medicaid Financing for United States and U.S. Territories Policy Statement

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Preparedness Guiding Principles

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Preventing Firearm Misuse, Injury, and Death Policy Statement

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Preventing and Reducing Obesity in the United States and U.S. Territories Policy Statement

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Reproductive Health Services Policy Statement

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State Home Visiting Programs Policy Statement

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Supporting Alternative Payment Models and Value-Based Purchasing Policy Statement

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Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Position Statement

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