Addressing Viral Hepatitis A Outbreaks
Subject matter experts from CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis and the Tennessee Department of Health share information on their response to the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak, including information on outbreaks among persons experiencing homelessness and persons who use drugs, vaccine recommendations, and using the Incident Command System for state and local response to outbreaks.
Advancing Performance Improvement in the Age of COVID-19
Pandemic response efforts are impacting public health staff on an individual, organizational, and systems levels. For those leading performance improvement efforts, systems improvement, especially organizational planning and effective coordination across programmatic areas, is critical for effective response.
Creating Alignment and Effective Implementation of State Health Improvement Plans
Effective state health improvement plans (SHIP) must simultaneously accomplish numerous goals. In addition to engaging public health and community partners, these ambitious plans must be evidence-based and data-driven while addressing health equity and, ideally, aligning with similar plans from local and tribal health departments and non-profit hospitals. As many states advance in the next cycle of SHIP planning, the evidence base for new approaches is lacking. Leaders in the field are seeking innovative strategies to support plan alignment, enhance shared implementation, and ultimately foster mutual accountability and positive health outcomes.
Cross-Agency Approaches to Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment
This webinar shares insights from state officials to address the needs of people living with or at risk of developing SUD and features state examples of successful partnerships in action.
Federal Initiatives to Address Environmental PFAS Contamination
This ASTHOConnects webinar is designed to inform state and territorial health officials and their staff about the ongoing federal initiatives to address environmental PFAS contamination and associated human exposures.
Health Opportunity Index: Using Data to Measure and Address Social Determinants of Health
Learn from state health leaders about a tool known as the Health Opportunity Index. Featured states, Ohio and Virginia, share how they've used the tool to understand how communities are affected by social determinants of health focusing on specific use cases of using the data gained to advance health equity.
Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioid Use
ASTHO and CDC hosted an ASTHOConnects on evidence-based practices that prevent infectious diseases related to the opioid epidemic. CDC, Vermont state and local representatives shared their perspectives on policy levers and partnerships for implementing syringe services programs (SSPs) and building linkages to treatment for substance misuse.
Lead Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development
This ASTHOConnects on Lead Exposure and Early Brain Development highlights why lead exposure is an ongoing problem in the United States that can result in detrimental effects on early brain development. This webinar aims to educate state health department staff and other key stakeholders on the science behind lead exposure and brain development, as well as current policy and programmatic efforts to mitigate the impact of lead on early childhood development.
Pandemic Influenza Symposium
ASTHO along with George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health hosted a discussion with national leaders on the emerging issues, trends and areas of continued challenges and opportunities for success as we prepare to respond to the emergence of the next influenza pandemic.
Primary Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences
This webinar highlights how New York and Tennessee are using the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) behavioral risk factor surveillance system module to inform their program work in early brain development and substance misuse.
Social Determinants of Health: Financing Interventions and Strategies for States
Learn how public and private insurers can finance interventions that incorporate social determinants of health and other social services. Presenters share examples of approaches that are currently in practice and what states need to know before implementing them.
The Intersection of Workforce Incentive Programs and Telehealth Policy
This webinar featured Kathy Wibberly, Ph.D. and Keisha L. Smith, MPA, who discussed how telemedicine policy impacts workforce incentive programs. The presentation covered interstate licensure laws and compacts summarized NHSC policies related to acceptable telehealth technologies and distinguished the challenges and opportunities for telehealth in addressing rural workforce needs.
Value of Prevention/Public Health Modernization
This ASTHOConnects webinar features Carole Yann, Acting Director of Fiscal and Business Operations from the Public Health Division of Oregon Health Authority, who discusses how Oregon promoted and communicated the value of prevention through the public health modernization initiative.