There are many factors that impact an individual’s health, including their family history, genetics, nutrition security, access to physical activity opportunities, environment, and the social determinants of health. As defined by Healthy People 2030, “The social determinants of health are the conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.”
ASTHO works with its members to focus on population-level interventions, disease prevention, and health metrics can provide leadership and expertise in addressing these social determinants of health.
Period Poverty: A Growing Public Health Concern
This brief highlights legislative actions that states are taking to remove financial burdens for women who struggle to afford period products, and to mitigate existing stigma.Access the brief
Initiating Cross-Sector Partnerships to Advance Population Health
This report will share action steps that public health agencies can use to initiate and sustain a cross-sector partnership and highlight examples of successful collaborations.Access the report
Legislative Prospectus: Rural Health
An in-depth brief summarizing upcoming legislation proposals and anticipated trends that are likely to impact rural health in the states and territories.Access the prospectus