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Public Health Infrastructure Proposals Gain Steam in Congress

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the consequences of decades of underfunding. To ensure we are better prepared for future pandemics and biological threats, we must consider the long-term ...

States Work to Support Rural Hospitals Despite Pandemic Challenges

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When rural hospitals close, it increases the distance people must travel for essential healthcare services. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and magnified the factors leading to rural hospital ...

Reflections From the Field: Pacific and Atlantic Jurisdictions Remain Resolute Amid Adversity

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In the late fall of 2021, ASTHO leadership visited select jurisdictions in the Pacific and the Atlantic for the first time since COVID-19 curtailed travel to these regions. It was a fantastic to ...

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 ...

The Historic Opportunity COVID-19 Presents to Address Health Equity

The disparities experienced during the COVID pandemic have brought a national focus to health equity in our nation. The attention and resources currently being provided to help address health ...

Public Health Thank You Day: Thoughts From ASTHO Leadership

Every year on Nov. 22, ASTHO—and countless other agencies and organizations worldwide—take a moment to acknowledge the public health workforce on Public Health Thank You Day. Like so many other days ...

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 ...

Expanding Vaccination Site Accessibility: Insights From the Field

ASTHO placed 14 disability and preparedness specialists in health agencies to support inclusivity of people living with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. In this brief, three of ...

ASTHO’s Most Used Resources of 2021

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ASTHO's mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the public's health and well-being. To that end, here are the 12 most ...

Understanding the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Workforce

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The impact of the COVID-19 response on the public health workforce has been profoundly felt by employees and the agencies they serve. Across the country, unplanned leadership transitions, early ...

Gratitude Amid Struggle: Celebrating Wins in the COVID-19 Response

Anne Zink (Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services) and Larry Lewis (licensed psychologist and executive coach) speak on the importance of celebrating “small ...

Resiliency, Communication, and Partnerships: Insights From the de Beaumont Foundation

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the de Beaumont Foundation has worked closely with organizations like ASTHO to support and strengthen public health. The foundation has produced several publications ...