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States Support Rural Hospitals While COVID-19 Highlights Challenges

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More than 100 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and an additional 25% are at high risk of closure, and COVID-19 has magnified the existing stressors on rural healthcare. As a result, states are ...

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

Utah,

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 ...

Partner Spotlight: Q&A with Scott Becker, CEO of the Association of Public Health Laboratories

Six questions with Scott Becker, CEO of the Association of Public Health Laboratories. Becker is active in national and international public health initiatives. He chairs the Governance Working Group ...

Making the Case for Early Childhood Brain Development

ACEs,

In this episode, Ami Klin discusses early detection of developmental disabilities as a strategy to improve access to early care and treatment. John Wiesman shares Washington state’s success story in ...

Tobacco Use in King County Washington: A Medicaid Data Analysis Report

Tobacco Use in King County Washington: A Medicaid Data Analysis Report ASTHO Staff, King County Staff, University of Washington Staff Washington state provides an excellent model for integrating ...

States Aim to Improve Outcomes for People Experiencing Substance Use During Pregnancy

In 2023 legislative sessions, states considered measures to improve access to care for pregnant people experiencing substance use disorder, increase provider knowledge of screening and treatment ...

Education and Public Health: Supporting Youth Through COVID-19 and Beyond

ACEs,
Ohio,

Toxic stress contributes to a variety of negative outcomes for children. And unfortunately, COVID-19 has increased the likelihood of children experiencing childhood trauma, adverse childhood ...

Improving Youth Behavioral Health Through School-Based Strategies

ACEs,

The findings detailed in this report were gathered during a series of School Behavioral Health Advisory Committee convenings in spring 2021. The goal was identify policy gaps and strategies for ...