COVID-19 Episodes

Immunization COVID-19 Island Jurisdictions Public Health Funding COFA Legislation

380: Immunization Exemption Strategies, Island Area Funding Pitch

March 20, 2023

Heather Tomlinson, ASTHO Senior Analyst for Immunizations, reminds us in an ASTHO blog article that there are strategies to reduce the impact of non-medical immunization exemptions; the CDC has added COVID-19 vaccinations to…

Emergency Preparedness Funding COVID-19 Emergency Powers Policy And Advocacy View From Washington, D.C.

379: Changes to Emergency Powers, Hill Gives ASTHO Recess Homework

March 17, 2023

Gregory Sunshine, Public Health Analyst with the Centers for Disease Control, explains how state and territorial emergency powers have shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic; and Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO Senior Vice President of …

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377: Lingering Pandemic Impacts, Screening for Syphilis

March 15, 2023

Dr. Scott Harris, State Health Officer for Alabama Public Health, addresses the startling statistic that there have been more deaths in Alabama than births for two straight years; Nada Hassanein, Health Inequities Reporter f…

Funding COVID-19 Public Health Communication Gen Z

375: PH Communications Poll, Cultivating Gen Z Advocates

March 13, 2023

Alec Tyson, Associate Director of Research at Pew Research Center, explains the results of a recent poll that confirms the challenges public health agencies had communicating pandemic decisions; Emily Dore, Director of Polic…

Funding COVID-19 View From Washington, D.C.

374: New COVID-19 Dashboard, Biden’s Proposed Budget

March 10, 2023

Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Relations, works through the numbers of President Biden’s proposed budget to evaluate the impact on public health funding and programs in this wee…

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372: Pew Polls PH Officials, ASTHO Meets the Administration

March 8, 2023

Alec Tyson, Associate Director of Research at the PEW Research Center, previews a survey of Americans’ views of public health officials and their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic; Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President and Chief Me…

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371: Tracking COVID Deaths, Building a Justice Movement

March 7, 2023

Dr. Jonathan Levy, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health with the Boston University School of Public Health, has new research that says white people in Massachusetts now are more likely to die from COVID than black…

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364: Illinois’ COVID-19 Experience, Khaldun’s Equity Plan for CVS

Feb. 24, 2023

Dr. Sameer Vorha, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, is taking note of the disparities laid bare by COVID-19 in a new guest column written for the Chicago Sun-Times; Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Vice President and…

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363: Live to the Beat Campaign, Pandemic Take-Away

Feb. 23, 2023

Kinetra Joseph, Campaign Director for the CDC Foundation, says the Foundation’s Live to the Beat initiative has had a successful first year; Dr. Christopher King, Dean of the Georgetown University School of Health, spent muc…

Health Equity Immunization COVID-19 Overdose Prevention Insight And Inspiration Opioids Public Health Communication

356: New York’s Opioid Partnerships, Arizona’s Mobile Vaccination Clinics

Feb. 13, 2023

Dr. Jim McDonald, New York State Acting Health Commissioner, says partnerships with people in local communities are key to the state's response to the opioid crisis; Siman Qaasim, Health Equity Administrator for the Arizona …

Immunization COVID-19 Healthy Aging Public Health Communication

355: Healthy Aging Strategies, Helping Make Sense of Public Health

Feb. 10, 2023

Claire Pendergrast, ASTHO Senior Analyst for Health Improvement and Healthy Aging, has new research outlining five key strategies ASTHO members can use to promote healthy aging in their jurisdictions; Dr. Katelyn Jetelina, a…

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353: Community Vaccination Push, Campaign for Safer Communities

Feb. 8, 2023

Ernia Hughes, Director of the Office of Health Center Investment Oversight with the Health Resources and Services Administration, says her organization hopes to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates with grants to more than 1,400…

COVID-19 Overdose Prevention Opioids Emergency Powers Policy And Advocacy

348: WSJ on Fentanyl Dangers, COVID Emergency Ending

Feb. 1, 2023

Julie Wernau, Health and Science Reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has been reporting on the opioid crisis for more than a year but says it’s still a difficult story to write; Andy Baker-White, ASTHO Senior Director of St…

Immunization COVID-19 Insight And Inspiration Rural Health Telehealth Public Health Funding Policy And Advocacy

346: Federal Budget Partners, Rural Telehealth Strategies

Jan. 30, 2023

Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations, is keeping an eye on the budget wrangling taking place on Capitol Hill; Ashley Cram, with ASTHO, explains how ASTHO members are working …

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345: Promoting PH Lab Positions, Annual COVID Shots

Jan. 27, 2023

Dr. Christine Bean, Chief Learning Officer at the Association of Public Health Laboratories, talks about recruiting candidates into laboratory positions on ASTHO’s new jobs website, ; Dr. Nirav Shah, ASTHO Immediate Past Pre…