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ASTHO Policy Watch 2022: Public Health Workforce

Utah,

Continuing ASTHO’s Legislative Prospectus series—which highlights the top 10 public health policy issues for 2022—we are focusing this week on mental and behavioral health as well as supporting the ...

Maximizing the Benefit of COVID-19 Therapeutics: Considerations for State Public Health Officials

An issue brief by ASTHO and the Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy that highlights considerations for state health officials as they look to maximize the benefits of COVID-19 ...

Tailoring Messages for Cross-Cultural Communication: Recommendations for COVID-19 Case Investigators and Contact Tracers

Case investigators and contact tracers must understand and adapt to the culture of people with COVID-19 to conduct effective interviews and follow up. It is important that case investigators ...

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 ...

An Unprecedented Public Health Thank You Day

If there is any word to describe 2020 it is “unprecedented,” with the work of health agencies front and center since COVID-19 emerged in the U.S. But as we approach Public Health Thank You Day and ...

State Policy Actions to Support Long-Term Care Facilities During COVID-19 Response

As COVID-19 emerged and spread in the U.S., people working and residing in long-term care facilities have experienced a significant burden of COVID-19 cases and deaths. As of Oct. 8, deaths ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hearing the Hill

Hearing the Hill astho, association of state and territorial health officials, opioid crisis, covid-19 funds, public health, public health data and workforce, american rescue plan, promoting health, ...

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

Guam,
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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 ...

State and Territorial Policies to Strengthen the Public Health and Healthcare Workforce

Accompanying an infusion of federal funding, states are considering several policy changes to strengthen the public health workforce and address challenges within the health care workforce.

States Work to Support Rural Hospitals Despite Pandemic Challenges

Utah,

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 ...