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ASTHO Responds to House Ways and Means Request for Information on Improving Access to Health Care in Rural and Underserved Areas

On Oct. 4, 2023, ASTHO responded to a Request for Information from the U.S. House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee on the subject of improving access to healthcare and rural and ...

Top Nine Public Health Highlights of 2019

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ASTHO CEO Michael Fraser looks back on nine of the top public health highlights in 2019.

State, Territorial Health Policies Strengthening Emergency Preparedness Efforts

While COVID-19 is still present and ever-changing, public health professionals must also grapple with new challenges such as monkeypox, increasing firearm homicide, and widespread heat waves. In the ...

ASTHO’s Public Health Resolutions for 2021

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Every year, ASTHO performs an annual environmental scan to identify these policy and programmatic priorities. The most recent scan occurred from June 2019 to May 2020. Through ongoing collection of ...

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 ...

Hearing the Hill

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Insular Areas Consider Variety of Public Health Related Legislation

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Each year, ASTHO tracks and analyzes key legislation that impacts public health, and highlights the emerging trends for our members. While the bulk of the tracked legislation arises in state ...

Sharing Island Stories on Health Equity: Setting the Stage for Equity in the Island Areas

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In the spring of 2022, ASTHO’s island area members convened at the first island-focused COVID-19 Health Equity Action Institutes and asked each other what creating an equitable and sustainable public ...

U.S. Territories Face Healthcare Cuts if Congress Does Not Address Impending Medicaid Financing Cliff

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U.S. Territories Face Healthcare Cuts if Congress Does Not Address Impending Medicaid Financing Cliff ARLINGTON, VA—Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) member Esther ...

State and Territorial Health Officials Respond to New CDC Report That Finds Zika Infection During Any Trimester Can Lead to Severe Birth Defects

State and Territorial Health Officials Respond to New CDC Report That Finds Zika Infection During Any Trimester Can Lead to Severe Birth Defects ARLINGTON, VA—In response to a new ...

Avoiding the Cliff: Financing Medicaid in the Territories

Medicaid plays a critical role in providing access to health services for low-income U.S. citizens in the five U.S. territories. However, Medicaid financing in the territories has been underfunded ...