Social And Behavioral Health Episodes

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253: Breastfeeding Policies

Aug. 31, 2022

Deborah Backman, ASTHO’s Senior Analyst for Maternal and Infant Health, calls attention to policies in place to protect breastfeeding during National Breastfeeding Month; Dr. Gary Anthone, Chief Medical Officer and Director …

COVID-19 Social And Behavioral Health Overdose Prevention

237: New School Year, New COVID-19 Strategy

Aug. 9, 2022

Dr. Manisha Juthani, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, discusses the state’s plan to help schools deal with COVID-19 this fall and how it is different than past years; the CDC has a website for bac…

Social And Behavioral Health Public Health Workforce ACEs Women, Infant, And Family Health

234: PH WINS Survey Released

Aug. 4, 2022

Dr. Brian Castrucci, de Beaumont Foundation President and CEO, discusses the concerning results of the latest PH Wins Survey of nearly 45,000 public health workers across the nation;  ASTHO is teaming with the Association of…

Social And Behavioral Health Public Health Workforce Public Health Communication

233: New CDC Workforce Survey

Aug. 3, 2022

Dr. Laura Parajon, the Deputy Cabinet Secretary of Health for the New Mexico Department of Health, discusses a new CDC survey of more than 26,000 people working in public health that says public health workers are suffering;…

Health Equity Immunization COVID-19 Social And Behavioral Health STIs

232: North Carolina’s Child Vaccine Strategy

Aug. 2, 2022

Dr. Elizabeth Tilson, North Carolina’s State Health Director, discusses vaccine uptake among children and why she believes North Carolina has been able to have one of the highest rates in the southeast; Julia Greenspan, ASTH…

Emergency Preparedness Health Equity Social And Behavioral Health Disability And Preparedness Public Health Workforce Harm Reduction

230: Filling the Workforce Pipeline

July 29, 2022

Dr. Laura Parajon, Deputy Cabinet Secretary of Health at the New Mexico Department of Health, discusses a new internship program that helps students understand why they might have an interest in a public health career; Eric …

Environmental Health COVID-19 Social And Behavioral Health Substance Misuse ACEs Maternal And Infant Health

229: Heat Waves Require New Thinking

July 28, 2022

Dr. Evan Mallen, an ORISE Fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says cities and states need to adapt plans and programs to changes in climate that impact public health; Dr. Joseph Kanter, State Health O…

Health Equity Immunization COVID-19 Social And Behavioral Health Suicide Prevention Family And Child Health Health Equity Summit

228: Hawaii’s 9-8-8 Experience

July 27, 2022

Belinda Danielson, Access Supervisor with the State of Hawaii Department of Health, discusses the launch of the new national 9-8-8 hotline for mental health services; Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, ASTHO’s Senior Vice Presid…

Health Equity Public Health Infrastructure Social And Behavioral Health Substance Misuse Public Health Data Modernization Public Health Funding Maternal And Infant Health Health Equity Summit

226: CDC’s Multi-Billion Dollar Investment

July 25, 2022

Nick Davidson, Senior Deputy for Public Health with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, discusses the CDC’s plan to invest almost four billion dollars in public health capacity, workforce, and …

Emergency Preparedness Health Equity Social And Behavioral Health Substance Misuse Disability And Preparedness Population Health And Prevention Maternal And Infant Health Health Equity Summit

224: Children’s Mental Health

July 21, 2022

Annie Evans, ASTHO’s Director of Preparedness and Disability Integration, discusses the results of an 18-month project that placed disability and preparedness specialists in jurisdictions across the states and territories; J…

Environmental Health Social And Behavioral Health Substance Misuse PFAS Opioid Epidemic Health Equity Summit

223: New PFAS Water Quality Advisories

July 20, 2022

Bruno Pigott, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water at the Environmental Protection Agency, calls attention to new drinking water guidance that considers exposure to PFAS chemicals from all sources of exposu…

Health Equity Social And Behavioral Health Substance Misuse Public Health Workforce Women, Infant, And Family Health Maternal Morbidity And Mortality Opioid Epidemic Maternal And Infant Health

221: Massachusetts Opioid Strategy

July 18, 2022

Margret Cooke, Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, reflects on new preliminary data showing possible improvement this year for opioid-related overdose deaths; Dr. Amy Ladley, the State Perinatal Q…

Health Equity Social And Behavioral Health Substance Misuse Island Jurisdictions Women, Infant, And Family Health Increasing Access To Contraception Maternal And Infant Health Health Equity Summit

219: New Opioid Use Disorder Infographics

July 14, 2022

Sanaa Akbarali, ASTHO’s Senior Director for Maternal and Infant Health, discusses strategies to improve care for pregnant and postpartum people with opioid use disorder; ASTHO produces a special supplement for the American J…

Environmental Health Social And Behavioral Health Substance Misuse Women, Infant, And Family Health Family And Child Health Maternal And Infant Health

217: Opioid Abuse Child Impact Task Force

July 12, 2022

Dr. Denise Johnson, Acting Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, outlines the goals of a new task force considering the impact opioid abuse has on children in the state; Jon Rubin, Deputy Secretary for the Pen…

Social And Behavioral Health Injury And Violence Prevention Hepatitis Infectious Diseases Youth Mental Health

210: Responses to Gun Violence

June 30, 2022

Lindsey Myers, ASTHO’s Vice President for Social and Behavioral Health, discusses a new blog article she authored with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia about men and gun violence; Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of th…