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From the Chief Medical Officer: What Needs to Change to Achieve Better Health Equity Metrics

We can prepare for the future of health equity and data by ensuring the equitable collection of data and building systems that are flexible enough to account for forward progress.

Resilient, Accessible, and Affordable Healthcare: Bouncing Forward From COVID-19

COVID-19 has stressed the U.S. healthcare and public health systems and highlighted racial and ethnic disparities in pre-existing conditions and health outcomes. In this episode, our guests discuss ...

Harnessing the Power of Rural: Expanding Access to Telehealth

As we celebrate National Rural Health Day this year, we are reminded of how important telehealth can be for public health and healthcare. Telehealth can minimize challenges faced by rural patients ...

States Seek to Protect the Workers Who Feed America

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Responsible for planting, growing, harvesting, processing, and preparing the food we eat, agricultural workers are essential workers during the COVID-19 response to keep the U.S. food supply chain ...

COVID-19 and Beyond: Improving Youth Mental Health Outcomes and Disparities

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted both the physical and mental health well-being of youth. Disruptions in both their home and school life have put youth at risk for poor mental health outcomes that ...

Building More Equitable Health, Housing and Human Services Systems Post-Pandemic

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All too often, work in health, housing, and human services systems is siloed. However, when you move upstream and work together, these industries can address the root causes of health and social ...

Community-Led Health Equity Programs Deliver Results

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Public Health leaders know that location matters and has a significant impact on an individual’s health—and initiatives that have the highest impact focus on localized conditions and speak directly ...

HiAP Strategy Works in States, Locally to Meet Equity Challenges in COVID-19 Response

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While governments have faced challenges in adopting a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to respond to COVID-19, the impact of the public health emergency across sectors such as housing, ...

Promoting Mental Well-Being in a Post-Pandemic World

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Although suicide was a critical public health issue in the U.S. long before the COVID-19 pandemic began, Americans are now reporting increased mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, and ...

Partnering with Community Action Agencies Can Improve Trust in Vaccines

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Partnering with Community Action Agencies Can Improve Trust in Vaccines astho, association of state and territorial health officials, association of state and territorial health officials astho, ...

Disability and Crisis Standards of Care in the Age of COVID-19

With Omicron surges pushing jurisdictions to activate protocols for providing healthcare during crisis, it is important to incorporate disability inclusion into these crisis standards of care.

Proposed Vaccination Laws to Watch in the New Year

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Vaccines are one of the greatest public health achievements of the last century, as well as some of the most powerful and cost-effective tools to prevent disease, disparities, disability, and death ...

ASTHO President Nirav D. Shah Looks Ahead to 2022

Amid so much uncertainty, it might feel naïve to make any claims about what the future holds. But it is in these moments that it becomes more important than ever to have beacons to guide us and ...

Maximizing the Benefit of COVID-19 Therapeutics: Considerations for State Public Health Officials

An issue brief by ASTHO and the Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy that highlights considerations for state health officials as they look to maximize the benefits of COVID-19 ...

Building a More Equitable Economy Post-Pandemic

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Economic security and well-being, job stability, access to safe and affordable housing, access to healthy and nutritious foods, and access to resources to manage mental and physical health—all of ...

Website Accessibility: Enhancing Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Registration and Beyond

For many individuals living with disabilities, inaccessible vaccination websites have been a significant barrier to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Recent studies have found that many vaccination ...