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Domestic Holiday Travel Pandemic Restrictions and Recommendations

Guam,
Iowa,
Ohio,
Utah,

The 2020 holiday season is coinciding with a nationwide surge of COVID-19 cases. With great concern that holiday travel to see loved ones may exacerbate community spread of the virus, many states are ...

Insular Areas Consider Variety of Public Health Related Legislation

PFAS,
Guam,

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 ...

Jurisdictions Using Policy to Address Unique Island Area Health Challenges

Guam,

ASTHO has several members from the territories and Freely Associated States—jurisdictions with unique challenges, and do not fall under the category of a state or federal district. This post is a ...

Public Health Confronts the Mosquito: Special Considerations for United States Territories and Freely Associated States

Guam,

This report aims to highlight the unique vector-borne disease challenges faced by Island Areas and to dive into the key components of a mosquito control program, that are relevant to these unique ...

Including Island Areas in Federal Public Health Datasets

Guam,

Collecting and sharing data are crucially important to improving health equity, because those datasets inform effective policymaking. Despite having some of the most challenging population health ...

Health Equity Policy Toolkit

Guam,

This toolkit is designed to support public health leaders in leveraging the policy development process to achieve health equity in their jurisdiction.

Dengue Preparedness in the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States

Blog,
Guam,

Both the Pacific and Caribbean are on the front lines of the dengue health security threat. As a result, many island areas, especially in the USAPI and Puerto Rico, are doing great work to combat ...

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

Blog,
Guam,

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 ...

Overcoming Baked-In Inequities and Promoting Health Equity in the Island Areas

Blog,
Guam,

Many health equity frameworks have been built in the context of the states, as such, they do not always translate easily to the U.S. territories and freely associated states.