383: Breastfeeding Partners, USVI Priorities

March 23, 2023

Carl Route Jr., Program Director for Reaching our Brothers Everywhere, says his group is on a mission to educate, equip, and empower men to increase breastfeeding rates and decrease infant mortality rates in the African-Amer…

382: Suicide Rates Climbing, Mental Health Funding Opportunities

March 22, 2023

Deborah Stone, Behavioral Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains that after two consecutive years of declines, U.S. suicide rates increased in 2021, nearly returning to their 2018 peak; Hanna…

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…

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 …

Health Equity Island Jurisdictions Public Health Workforce

378: PH Losing People, History Impacts Equity

March 16, 2023

Dr. Brian Castrucci, CEO and President of the de Beaumont Foundation, talks about data that shows public health is on track to lose 130,000 people by 2025; an ASTHO blog article discusses how colonialism, military presence, …

Health Equity COVID-19 STIs Maternal And Infant Health

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…

Public Health Workforce Public Health Data Modernization TechXpo Public Health Data And Technology

376: Dire Workforce Prediction, PH Tech Talk

March 14, 2023

Dr. Brian Castrucci, President and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, says workforce data indicates public health agencies could lose nearly 130,000 employees by 2025;  J.T. Lane, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President for Population…

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…

Health Equity Funding HIV Health Equity Summit STDs

373: PH Funding Barriers, Planning an Equity Movement

March 9, 2023

Dr. Thomas Dobbs, former State Health Officer for the Mississippi State Department of Health and now dean of the John D. Bower School of Population Health at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, urges agencies that …

COVID-19 Public Health Crisis Management ASTHO Spring Meeting

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…

Environmental Health Health Equity COVID-19 Health Equity Summit

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…

Tobacco Control State Health Policy Spring Meeting

370: ASTHO Leaders Convene, Flavored Tobacco Legislation

March 6, 2023

Amber Williams, ASTHO Senior Vice President for Leadership & Organizational Performance, says ASTHO members have a busy schedule of meetings with Biden Administration and Congressional officials in Washington, D.C. this week…

Island Jurisdictions Public Health Policy View From Washington, D.C. Spring Meeting Capitol Hill

369: Island Officials Advocate, Congressional Mood Toward PH

March 3, 2023

Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations, previews the work ahead in Congress and ASTHO’s public health policy agenda in the first installment of the View from Washington D.C. re…

Funding Overdose Prevention Opioids Island Jurisdictions COFA

368: Island Health Push, Ending the X Waiver

March 2, 2023

Alex Wheatley, ASTHO Assistant Director of the Island Support Team, says there is an urgent need to approve agreements that continue funding for health programs in several island nations; Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO Senior Vice Pr…

Emergency Preparedness Public Health Authority Long COVID Legislation

367: Leading on Long COVID, PH Authority Legislative Tracker

March 1, 2023

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO Chief Medical Officer, outlines the role of public health in addressing the challenges of long COVID; Katie Moran McCabe, Lead Law and Policy Analyst with the Center for Public Health Law Research a…

Funding Public Health Infrastructure Workforce Development Government Relations

366: Public Health Roadblocks, New Workforce Resource

Feb. 28, 2023

Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Dean of the John D. Bower School of Population Health at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, writes about problems impacting public health, such as underfunding, bureaucracy, and inadequate admini…

Immunization Maternal Morbidity And Mortality Vaccination Maternal And Infant Health

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…

Emergency Preparedness Health Equity COVID-19 Data Integration Social Determinants Of Health Pandemics Public Health Data And Technology

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…

Emergency Preparedness Health Equity COVID-19 Chronic Disease Social Determinants Of Health Heart Disease

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…

Social And Behavioral Health Leadership And Workforce Development Mental Health Women, Infant, And Family Health Social Determinants Of Health DELPH Youth Mental Health

362: Teen Girls in Crisis, Looking for Diverse Executives

Feb. 22, 2023

Robin Matthies, ASTHO’s Director for Public and Behavioral Health Integration, encourages ASTHO members to review a CDC report that says teen girls in the U.S. are in crisis; Harold Gil, a graduate of ASTHO’s Diverse Executi…

Immunization Chronic Disease Women, Infant, And Family Health Heart Disease Infectious Diseases DELPH RSV

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…

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…