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ASTHO Responds to House Ways and Means Request for Information on Improving Access to Health Care in Rural and Underserved Areas

On Oct. 4, 2023, ASTHO responded to a Request for Information from the U.S. House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee on the subject of improving access to healthcare and rural 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 ...

The Epidemic of Epidemics: Opioids, Part II

The second half of Public Health Review's story on the opioid epidemic explores how coalitions in Kentucky are driving prevention efforts, what public health practitioners in West Virginia are ...

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 ...

ASTHO’s Public Health Resolutions for 2021

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PFAS,
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Every year, ASTHO performs an annual environmental scan to identify these policy and programmatic priorities. The most recent scan occurred from June 2019 to May 2020. Through ongoing collection of ...

Public Health Policy Issues to Watch in 2021

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PFAS,

With many of the state and territorial legislatures reconvening over the next few weeks, we can look forward to new (and not-so-new) legislation start to crop up that will impact public health. To ...