Public Health Communication Episodes

COVID-19 Access To Care Public Health Communication Public Health Emergency

381: Pandemic Polling, Ending the PH Emergency

March 21, 2023

Alyssa Boyea, ASTHO Director for Infectious Disease Preparedness, highlights resources to help public health agencies improve their COVID-19 communication and messaging approaches; Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President and Chief Me…

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…

Health Equity Public Health Communication Black History Month DELPH

360: Public Health Deniers, Pacific Islands Equity Summit Begins

Feb. 17, 2023

Dr. Scott Rivkees, Professor of Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practice at the Brown School of Public Health, writes about the impact of denialism on public health in a guest column published in Washington D.C.’s Hi…

Health Equity Insight And Inspiration Injury And Violence Prevention Public Health Communication Black History Month Public Health Data And Technology

359: Vermont’s Pandemic Communications, Gun Violence Grant

Feb. 16, 2023

Dr. Mark Levine, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health, offers his colleagues some advice in a new ASTHO video about improving public health through data and communication; Dr. David Grossman, Vice President for S…

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…

Chronic Disease Women, Infant, And Family Health Public Health Communication Public Health Data And Technology Epidemiology

292: Massachusetts Wins Genomics Center Work

Oct. 27, 2022

Margret Cooke, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, says the CDC has selected her state to develop one of five Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence in the country; there are new and updated Women…

Crisis Communications Chronic Disease Heart Disease Public Health Communication

276: Learning from NASA

Oct. 4, 2022

Dr. Judy Monroe, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation, says public health could learn a lot from America’s space agency; Joshua Berry, ASTHO’s Director of Chronic Disease Risk Factors, discusses ways that ASTHO remains fo…

Crisis Communications Leadership And Workforce Development Injury And Violence Prevention Public Health Communication DELPH

260: ASTHO’s Impact on Public Health

Sept. 12, 2022

ASTHO CEO Mike Fraser previews his State of ASTHO address to members meeting this week in Atlanta; Mark Miller, Vice President of Communications for the de Beaumont Foundation, says when it comes to restoring trust in public…

Health Equity Crisis Communications Public Health Workforce Social Determinants Of Health At-Risk Populations Public Health Communication

257: Life Expectancy Data Sounds Alarm

Sept. 7, 2022

Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President-Elect and Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, says new CDC life expectancy data sounds an alarm for public health and the nation; ASTHO shares how public health leaders can help their teams recover…

Public Health Communication Misinformation And Disinformation

251: AI Project Tackles Online Misinformation

Aug. 29, 2022

In a special edition of the newscast, Connie Moon Sehat, a Researcher at Large with Hacks and Hackers, discusses an AI project that will help organizations evaluate and respond to social media misinformation and disinformati…

COVID-19 Crisis Communications Public Health Communication Public Health Policy

248: New COVID-19 Guidelines

Aug. 24, 2022

Ian Williams, Incident Manager for the CDC's COVID-19 Response, discusses the latest changes to public pandemic guidance; Lillian Colasurdo, ASTHO’s Director of Public Health Law and Data, reflects on the first-ever convenin…

COVID-19 Infectious Diseases Public Health Communication Monkeypox Public Health Data And Technology

246: Back to School Concerns

Aug. 22, 2022

Dylan George, Director of Operations for the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics with the CDC, discusses trying to evaluate the factors that could drive more COVID-19 infections in the fall as kids return to school…

Public Health Communication

245: The Secrets to Effective Communication

Aug. 19, 2022

In a special edition of the newscast, Glen Nowak, the former Media Relations Chief for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses a back-to-basics approach to effective public health communication, during an i…

Public Health Workforce Public Health Communication

244: How the Pandemic Changed PH Comms

Aug. 18, 2022

In a special edition of the newscast, Dr. Khalilah LeGrand, the Interim Chief of Staff for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, discusses how the pandemic has impacted public health communications while atte…