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Improving Indirect Cost Rate Use in Island Jurisdictions

Guam,

Learn how increasing the use of indirect cost rates in the territories and freely associated states can help improve public health financing in these jurisdictions.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Leveraging the SPACECAT: An Island Areas Resource

ACEs,

This ASTHOReport provides an overview of the SPACECAT regional data for island areas, paired with foundational first steps to improve capacity in key opportunities for growth.

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 ...