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104: Advancing Health Equity

Jan. 25, 2022

Paula Tran, Wisconsin’s State Health Officer, says it’s possible to maintain health equity priorities even as the pandemic continues to strain resources. Health equity is among the issues considered in a set of 10 ASTHO poli…

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103: Ending the HIV Epidemic

Jan. 24, 2022

Dr. Joseph Kanter, Louisiana’s State Health Officer, talks about fighting the HIV epidemic during the COVID-19 pandemic as ASTHO releases a set of 10 policy briefings focused on public health issues expected to be priorities…

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102: Recalling COVID-19’s First Case Part 2

Jan. 21, 2022

Dr. John Wiesman, the former Secretary of Health in Washington state, gives his assessment of the nation's pandemic response since the first COVID-19 case was discovered in his state two years ago this week. He discusses wha…

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97: Announcing ASTHO’s 2022 Federal Policy Agenda

Jan. 13, 2022

Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations, outlines the organization’s 2022 federal policy agenda and tells members what they ought to expect from Washington this year; ASTHO CE…

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95: ProPublica’s Syphilis Investigation – Part 2

Jan. 11, 2022

Dr. Joseph Kanter, Louisiana’s State Health Officer, explains the evolution of messaging required by the fast-moving Omicron variant during an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal morning show Monday; ProPublica journal…

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94: ProPublica’s Syphilis Investigation – Part 1

Jan. 10, 2022

Caroline Chen, a journalist for the non-profit news organization ProPublica, reports on public health’s work to combat a rising number of syphilis cases in the nation; ASTHO offers a new blog article with ideas and guidance …

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45: Infection Control Funding

Oct. 13, 2021

Janet Hamilton, Executive Director of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists explains how $2 billion in CDC funds will help hospitals and healthcare facilities fight infections; Jonathan Wolfe, ASTHO’s Senior D…

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37: Workforce Reforms Pitched

Sept. 30, 2021

Dr. Joseph Kanter, Louisiana’s State Health Officer and Medical Director, calls on Congress to take steps to address urgent public health workforce needs; Dr. Umair Shah, Secretary of Health for Washington state, reminds pub…

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35: Medicaid Cliff Nears

Sept. 28, 2021

Karl Ensign, ASTHO’s Vice President for Territorial Support, discusses the potential for Congressional action to approve enhanced financial support for Medicaid services in the U.S. Territories, as a Thursday deadline nears;…

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34: Public Health Workforce Survey Launched

Sept. 27, 2021

Joanne Pearsol, ASTHO’s Director of Leadership and Workforce, discusses the impact the COVID-19 pandemic might have on the results of the latest PHWins survey now in the field; Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota’s former state healt…

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28: Supporting the Public Health Workforce

Sept. 17, 2021

Dr. Norman Oliver, Virginia’s Health Commissioner, discusses the approach states and territories should take to funding for the public health workforce; ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia reacts to a new CDC/Trus…

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11: Impact of Pfizer Approval on Vaccine Hesitant

Aug. 24, 2021

ASTHO CEO Michael Fraser discusses whether the FDA’s decision to give the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine full approval will win over people still uncertain about vaccination; ASTHO’s Senior Director for State Health Policy…

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3: Lead Pipe Funding

Aug. 12, 2021

Funding to replace lead pipes in drinking water systems; the state of public health with ASTHO CEO Mike Fraser.