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13: Hurricane Preparedness

Aug. 26, 2021

Gerrit Bakker, ASTHO’s Senior Director for Public Health Preparedness, urges all ASTHO members to prepare for hurricanes, not just those with borders on the Atlantic coastline; Jes Lyons, ASTHO Senior Analyst of Social and B…

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12: Training Health Equity Leaders

Aug. 25, 2021

Dr. Nirav D. Shah, MD, JD, ASTHO President and Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses responding to public concerns about COVID-19 vaccines; Daniel E. Dawes, Director of the Satcher Health…

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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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10: Helping Schools Get Healthy

Aug. 23, 2021

Victoria Pless, an ASTHO Senior Analyst of Social and Behavioral Health, explores the ways states and territories have helped make youth sports safe for kids during the pandemic; Alex Mays, Senior National Program Director f…

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9: Booster Shot Logistics

Aug. 20, 2021

Jim Blumenstock, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President for Pandemic Response and Recovery, discusses the logistics of standing up COVID-19 vaccination sites to provide booster shots; ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia po…

8: COVID-19 Booster Shots

Aug. 19, 2021

ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia considers what states and territories need to do to deliver COVID-19 booster shots starting next month; Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President-Elect and Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, …

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7: Equity and Diversity Initiatives

Aug. 18, 2021

Dr. Joe Smyser, CEO of The Public Good Projects, discusses the hard work required to manage vaccine misinformation; Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge talks about her new job as ASTHO’s senior vice president of health equity and …

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6: Preparing for COVID-19 Boosters

Aug. 17, 2021

ASTHO President Dr. Nirav Shah (SHO-Maine) considers the risks to watch for as states and territories administer COVID-19 booster shots to some immunocompromised people; ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia discuss…

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5: Back to School Mask Messaging

Aug. 16, 2021

ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia discusses back-to-school mask messaging; Dr. Gillian SteelFisher of the Harvard Opinion Research Program offers help to public health teams communicating mask and vaccine requir…

Health Equity Funding

4: New SVP of Health Equity

Aug. 13, 2021

ASTHO announces new senior vice president focused on health equity and diversity initiatives; territorial health official Esther Muña discusses the pending Medicaid funding cliff.

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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.

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2: HIMSS 21 Conference

Aug. 11, 2021

Following public health topics at the HIMSS 21 conference this week in Las Vegas.

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1: Vaccine Misinformation

Aug. 10, 2021

Nirav Shah, MD, JD, Director, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and President of ASTHO, discusses vaccine misinformation. DELPH Program.