Immunization Episodes

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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…

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365: “Unacceptable” Maternal Mortality Rates, Mounting a Vaccination Defense

Feb. 27, 2023

Dr. Daniel Edney, State Health Officer for the Mississippi State Department of Health, has studied the data in Mississippi’s latest Maternal Mortality Report and says the rates are unacceptable; Heather Tomlinson, ASTHO Seni…

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361: RSV Immunization Considered, Making CPR and AEDs More Common

Feb. 21, 2023

Dr. Christopher Rizzo, Senior U.S. Medical Director for Sanofi, is working on a passive immunization for RSV that could help protect young infants from the virus; Lana McKinney, ASTHO Senior Policy Analyst for State Health P…

Immunization Women, Infant, And Family Health Food And Water Safety

357: Testing School Vaccination Requirements, Retail Food Safety Focus

Feb. 14, 2023

Claire Hannan, Executive Director of the Association of Immunization Managers, is worried some who previously supported bills to prevent mandatory COVID vaccinations now might try to also weaken school vaccination requiremen…

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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…

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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…

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344: Maine Loves Dr. Shah, Territories Moving Forward

Jan. 26, 2023

Dr. Nirav Shah, ASTHO Immediate Past President and Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control, reflects on his work in the state of Maine as he readies for his next job as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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343: Vaccination Disparities, Retail Food Mentorships

Jan. 25, 2023

Dr. Shannon Stokley, an Epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks about another drop in childhood vaccination rates; Tiara Smith, a Program Analyst for Environmental Health with the National A…

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334: Flu Messaging, Pandemic Partner

Jan. 11, 2023

Dr. Umair Shah, Washington Secretary of Health, says Congress needs to be continually updated about the winter flu season; Elke Shaw-Tulloch, Idaho State Health Officer with the Department of Health and Welfare, reflects on …

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333: COVID-19 Booster Strategy, Medicaid Policies

Jan. 10, 2023

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO Chief Medical Officer, says public health agencies are increasing the focus on COVID-19 boosters for those living in nursing homes and other care settings; Alex Kearly, ASTHO's Director of Medicaid …

Immunization COVID-19 Influenza Informatics And Surveillance Infectious Diseases TechXpo

332: Public Health Polling, Flu Vaccine Strategies

Jan. 9, 2023

Dr. Meredith Li-Vollmer, Risk Communication Manager for the Seattle and King County Public Health Department, says polling data helped agencies better understand community attitudes and opinions during the pandemic; Shalini …

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301: Health in All Policies Primer

Nov. 9, 2022

Kerry Wyss, ASTHO’s Director of Environmental Health, outlines a new report about the value of a Health in All Policies approach to public health; Ali Aslam, ASTHO’s Senior Analyst for Environmental Health, discusses how gra…