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Your daily public health briefing with the latest news from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

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    272: Oregon's Regional Health Equity Coalitions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 5:25


    Jeffrey Ekoma, ASTHO's Senior Director of Government Affairs, discusses a White House summit he attended in recognition of National Recovery Month; Mike Fraser, ASTHO's CEO is heading to the White House for the bipartisan Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health; Danielle Droppers, Regional Health Equity Coalition Program Manager at the Oregon Health Authority, explains several new regional health equity coalitions Oregon is creating to give communities a stronger voice on public health matters; public health leaders continue to engage with communities uncertain about vaccines; and make plans now to join ASTHO's latest Insight and Inspiration event on Wednesday, October 26th. The White House Press Release: Readout of White House Recovery Month Summit The White House Press Release: FACT SHEET – Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions and Funding to Address the Overdose Epidemic and Support Recovery Oregon Health Authority Press Release: OHA Establishes Four New Regional Health Equity Coalitions ASTHO Blog Article: A Conversation on Vaccine Confidence with the Washington State Department of Health ASTHO Webpage: Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health

    271: Minnesota Eyes Maternal Disparities

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 5:07


    Dr. Brooke Cunningham, Assistant Commissioner for the Health Equity Bureau with the Minnesota Department of Health, details a report that examined maternal deaths from 2017 to 2018; an ASTHO blog article explains how states and the federal government have taken steps to improve health outcomes for pregnant people; Maggie Davis, ASTHO's Director of State Health Policy, explains a new report to help agencies better serve pregnant people and infants during a crisis; and ASTHO examines the value of primary care offices in a conversation with Alisa Druzba, the Chair of the Primary Care Office National Committee. Minnesota Department of Health News Release: First-ever Minnesota maternal mortality report reveals opportunities to prevent maternal deaths ASTHO Blog Article: Leveraging State and Federal Policy to Reduce Maternal Illness and Death ASTHO Webpage: Considerations for Maternal Child Health Policies and Public Health Emergencies ASTHO Webpage: National Preparedness Month Webinar Series ASTHO Blog Article: State Primary Care Offices Expand Access to Care and Improve Health Equity

    270: Tracking Polio in New York

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 6:02


    Dr. Jim McDonald, Medical Director for the New York State Department of Health, discusses the discovery of polio in wastewater in at least two NY counties; Carolyn McCoy, ASTHO's Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs, explains legislation moving to reauthorize the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program; a new ASTHO report highlights hiring practices that support states integrating community health workers into their workforce throughout the COVID-19 response; and ASTHO has two resources available to help you address contraception equity and accessibility in your jurisdiction. USA Today News Article: New York declares emergency after finding more poliovirus in wastewater, urges vaccinations ASTHO Legislative Alert: Federal Home Visiting Reauthorization Bill Moves Forward ASTHO Report: Hiring Practices That Support State Integration of Community Health Workers ASTHO Press Release: Equitable and Accessible Contraception Access Highlighted in Special Issue of AJPH Sponsored by ASTHO ASTHO Brief: Reproductive Health Services Expanded During Pandemic but Inequities Persist

    269: Urging COVID Booster Uptake

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 4:48


    Dr. Steven Stack, ASTHO President-Elect, discusses the new COVID-19 booster designed to protect against the latest variants; Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President, explains the need to bring health care and public health closer together in an ASTHO blog article; Carolyn Wester, Director of the Division of Viral Hepatitis with the CDC, looks at a new CDC report that says not enough people diagnosed with Hepatitis C receive timely treatment; and The National Center for Healthy Housing and Regional Asthma Management and Prevention has released a new report to support home-based asthma services. ASTHO Blog Article: A Q&A with Anne Zink, ASTHO's New President CDC Webpage: New CDC Data Reveal Less Than a Third of People Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Receive Timely Treatment National Center for Healthy Housing Webpage: Unlocking the Power of Home-Based Asthma Services: Model Health Benefit Packages ASTHO Webpage: Be in the Know

    268: ACEs Legislative Scan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 5:20


    Dr. Jonathan Purtle, Associate Professor at New York University's School of Global Public Health, discusses an ASTHO report on preventing adverse childhood experiences; Lisa Peterson, ASTHO's Senior Director for Preparedness, talks about ASTHO's webinars for National Preparedness Month; Stephen Massey, Director of the Health Action Alliance, previews a pandemic preparedness summit; and ASTHO is planning a discussion of the Simon Sinek Golden Circle framework during a new Insight and Inspiration event set for Wednesday, October 26. ASTHO Report: State/Territorial Policy Considerations for Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences ASTHO Webinar: National Preparedness Month Webinar Series Pandemic Preparedness Summit Registration ASTHO Insight and Inspiration Webpage

    267: Managing Septic Grants

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 5:04


    Lance Gregory, Environmental Health Division Director with the Virginia Department of Health, discusses Septic Smart Week and the demand for the agency's Septic and Well Assistance Program; Joel Cantor, Director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, explains a project to study population health concerns in New Jersey; and this week is also Falls Prevention Awareness Week. ASTHO Blog Article: Promoting Successful Onsite Wastewater Treatment Programs Health IT Analytics Webpage: NJ Launches Statewide Population Health Data Project Rutgers Center for State Health Policy Webpage: Integrated Population Health Data Project Falls Free Checkup Webpage

    266: ASTHO's New President-Elect

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 5:51


    Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and new ASTHO President-Elect, discusses the role and the pandemic's impact on public health; Chris Taylor, ASTHO's Director of Infectious Disease Outbreak Response and Recovery, tells how public health leaders can help their employees recover from pandemic fatigue; and Michael Fraser, ASTHO's CEO, is in the news talking about COVID-19's health debt. ASTHO Blog Article: Building a Culture of Care: Leadership in Public Health Agencies The Nation's Health Article: As public health does double duty, everyday work falls behind

    265: Maternal Health Crisis Blueprint

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 4:39


    Dr. Jamila Perritt, President and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health, discusses the White House Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis; Emma Talkington, ASTHO Environmental Health Analyst, explains why ASTHO has released a proclamation calling attention to the work agencies have done to ensure safe onsite wastewater treatment systems; and Anna Bradley, State Health Improvement Plan Coordinator for the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, discusses her work to incorporate health equity into her department's plans.  White House Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis Webpage United States Environmental Protection Agency Webpage: SepticSmart Week

    264: New PH Job Website

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 5:08


    Joanne Pearsol, ASTHO's Director of Workforce Development, discusses a new careers website helping people and organizations connect; Mike Fraser, ASTHO's Chief Executive Officer, joined an online news conference to discuss a White House proposal that would provide billions in emergency funding for the Monkeypox response; a report in the American Journal of Public Health found that only 19 of 41 state and territorial health agencies responding to a survey last year said they had a climate and health program; and the first class of scholars in ASTHO's Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health program graduated this week. Public Health Careers Webpage The American Journal of Public Health Webpage: Adapting by TheirBootstraps – State and Territorial Public HealthAgencies Struggle to Meet the MountingChallenge of Climate Change ASTHO Webpage: Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health ASTHO Webpage: 2021-2022 DELPH Cohort

    263: Youth Worried About Climate Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 4:49


    Rachael Banks, Public Health Director for the Oregon Health Authority Division of Public Health, discusses the results of a new study exploring the connections between climate change and youth mental health; Rebecca Fronberg, Program Manager at the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, talks about how ASTHO has provided $75,000 in grants to help create lactation spaces in 52 businesses around the state; and an ASTHO blog article reminds members that it's always a good time to work on building relationships with federal elected officials. Oregon Health Authority Webpage: Climate Change and Youth Mental Health Utah Department of Health Webpage: Breastfeeding at Work ASTHO Blog Article: How Health Officials Can Build Relationships with Members of Congress

    262: Meet ASTHO's New President

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 6:12


    Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO's New Board President and Alaska's Chief Medical Officer, looks at the year ahead and the work she hopes to continue; Mike Fraser, ASTHO CEO, discusses the White House request for emergency monkeypox funding; and you're invited to sign up for ASTHO's Public Health Weekly newsletter. National Coalition of STD Directors Webpage: National Monkeypox Working Group Letter Voices Support for White House Monkeypox Request ASTHO Webpage: Newsletters

    261: ASTHO's Outgoing President

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 5:26


    Dr. Nirav Shah, ASTHO's Outgoing Board President, reflects on his time leading the organization during the COVID-19 pandemic; ASTHO has a new webinar series to help you prepare for a public health emergency; and make sure you are among the first to know what's going on in Washington D.C. and in state capitols across the nation with ASTHO public health legislative alerts. ASTHO Webpage: National Preparedness Month Webinar Series ASTHO Webpage: Newsletters

    260: ASTHO's Impact on Public Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 6:09


    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, there are no shortcuts; and you can sign up to receive ASTHO's Public Health Weekly newsletter. STAT News: Restoring trust in public health – There are no shortcuts Amazon: Talking Health – A New Way to Communicate About Public Health ASTHO Public Health Weekly newsletter  

    259: Training for Diverse Public Health Pros

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 4:38


    Jill Miller, Interim Deputy Director, Family Health Services, Alameda County Public Health Department, shares how she learned new leadership skills as a scholar in ASTHO's Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health program; ASTHO surveys digital tools agencies used to conduct contact tracing investigations during the COVID-19 pandemic; a pair of training modules is available to help ASTHO members learn to visualize data and incorporate quality improvement into planning processes; and you can sign up to receive ASTHO's legislative alerts via email. ASTHO News Release: ASTHO Announces Next Cohort of Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health Public Health Reports: Digital Tools Adopted by Public Health Agencies to Support COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing ASTHO E-Learning: Data Visualization for Performance Improvement Learning Series ASTHO E-Learning: Quality Improvement Learning Series ASTHO Legislative Alerts

    258: Public Health AmeriCorps Explained

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 4:55


    AJ Pearlman, Director of Public Health AmeriCorps, shares the organization's plan to get more people into public health positions across the nation; ASTHO explains legal considerations for agencies working to vaccinate people against Monkeypox; Shelby Rowell, ASTHO's Senior Analyst for Clinical to Community Connections, explains a project to help states and territories leverage funding to address food insecurity; and ASTHO encourages you to sign up for its Public Health Weekly newsletter emails. Public Health AmeriCorps ASTHO Blog Article: Legal Considerations for Scaling Monkeypox Vaccination Efforts ASTHO Blog Article: Using Your Braiding and Layering Funding to Address Food Insecurity ASTHO White Papers: Braiding and Layering Funding to Address Housing and Food Insecurity ASTHO Public Health Weekly Newsletter

    257: Life Expectancy Data Sounds Alarm

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 5:32


    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 from the pandemic; Dr. Frederic Bertley, President and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio, shares tips with public health communicators meeting in Atlanta last month; and ASTHO lists several job openings. ASTHO Blog Article: Building a Culture of Care – Leadership in Public Health Agencies Website: Center of Science and Industry ASTHO Webpage: Careers at ASTHO ASTHO Public Health Weekly Newsletter

    256: Helping Youth in Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 4:50


    Heather Sebero, ASTHO Senior Analyst for Social and Behavioral Health, discusses the alarming mental health crisis impacting young people across the country; Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President-Elect and the Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska, examines a new CDC report that says life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped; the COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the need for public health to build partnerships; and ASTHO legislative alerts are the best way to monitor important policy and budget decisions happening around the nation.  CDC Webpage: Mental Health, Suicidality, and Connectedness Among High School Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey, United States, January–June 2021 ASTHO Blog Article: State Policies to Improve Youth Mental Health and Reduce Suicides The New York Times News Article: U.S. Life Expectancy Falls Again in ‘Historic' Setback ASTHO Blog Article: Public Health and Housing Partnerships: Lessons from New York and Rhode Island

    255: New Naloxone Strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 5:05


    Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta, Innovation Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, discusses a new way to get more generic Naloxone to people who need it; Colorado works with six counties to respond to the challenges of suicide and overdose; Dr. Greg Holzman, former State Medical Officer at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, helps Wisconsin revive its Public Health Council as part of ASTHO's Senior Leader Reserve Corps; and ASTHO encourages listeners to subscribe to its Public Health Weekly newsletter. The Washington Post News Article: It's about to get easier to access affordable naloxone Remedy Alliance for the People Webpage ASTHO Blog Article: How Strong Partnerships Improved Colorado's Suicide And Overdose Prevention Strategy

    254: Addressing Monkeypox Inequities

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 4:31


    Dr. Susan Kansagra, North Carolina State Health Officer and Assistant Secretary for Public Health, discusses disparities in the Monkeypox response; Meredith Alexander, Senior Analyst for Performance Excellence, explains how the Senior Leader Reserve Corps can assist ASTHO members looking for extra help with a project; and ASTHO's new Speakers Bureau is ready to help you find an expert for your next event. ASTHO Webpage: Senior Leader Reserve Corps

    253: Breastfeeding Policies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 4:20


    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 of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the importance of National Immunization Awareness Month; for International Overdose Awareness Day, ASTHO has a video highlighting work Colorado has done to address this concern; and ASTHO is hiring for several open positions. ASTHO Blog Article: Strategic Policies Protect Breastfeeding in Workplaces and Schools CDC Webpage: Immunization Schedules CDC Webpage: National Immunization Awareness Month ASTHO Blog Article: How Strong Partnerships Improved Colorado's Suicide And Overdose Prevention Strategy CDC Webpage: International Overdose Awareness Day Partner Toolkit ASTHO Webpage: Careers at ASTHO

    252: Offering Flu and COVID Vaccines Together

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 3:42


    Dr. Gillian SteelFisher, Director of Global Polling for the Harvard Opinion Research Program, reveals what polling tells us about public interest in COVID-19 booster shots; Kim Martin, ASTHO's Director of Immunization, says National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect time for public health agencies to talk to their communities about vaccines; and ASTHO's new Speakers Bureau has several public health leaders available to join your next event. CDC Webpage: National Immunization Awareness Month ASTHO Webpage: Speakers Bureau

    251: AI Project Tackles Online Misinformation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 5:32


    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 disinformation. The conversation took place while attending the 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media, hosted by the National Public Health Information Coalition and the CDC. NPHIC Webpage: 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust Webpage

    250: ASTHO Seeks More Monkeypox Funding

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 4:21


    Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Relations, discusses a letter CEO Mike Fraser sent to the White House this week seeking additional funding to respond to the Monkeypox outbreak; Dr. Nirav Shah, ASTHO President and Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, says the pandemic has prepped his department and others for the Monkeypox outbreak; and ASTHO has a new speakers bureau. ASTHO Webpage: Letter to the White House Requesting Funding For a National Monkeypox Response

    249: New Flu Vaccine Polling

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 5:17


    Dr. Gillian SteelFisher, Director of Global Polling for the Harvard Opinion Research Program, reflects on her latest survey gauging public reaction to seasonal flu vaccines; Paula Tran, State Health Officer for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, discusses the work Dr. Greg Holzman is doing to  revamp the state's Public Health Council as part of ASTHO's Senior Leader Reserve Corps; an ASTHO report examines how flexible funding from the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant program supports innovation; and an ASTHO Blog Article says public health agencies have learned a lot about emergency preparedness during their response to COVID-19. ASTHO Webpage: Senior Leader Reserve Corps ASTHO Report: Flexible Funding to Support Public Health Innovation ASTHO Blog Article: Preparing for the Next Infectious Disease Threat

    248: New COVID-19 Guidelines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 4:07


    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 convening of those public health law professionals; Dr. Karen Smith, California's former State Health Officer, discusses her experiences communicating during crisis events in an ASTHO Blog Article; and ASTHO is hiring to fill several open positions. CDC Webpage: Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Persons, Communities, and Health Care Systems — United States, August 2022 ASTHO Webpage: State Health Policy Public Health Law Practitioners Convening Webpage ASTHO Blog Article: Communicating Through Crises: Advice from a Public Health Leader ASTHO Webpage: Public Health Careers

    247: CDC Reforms

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 4:21


    Dr. Nirav Shah, ASTHO's President and Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, commends CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky for wanting to improve the CDC's mission; Rachel Scheckman, an ASTHO Senior Policy Analyst, discusses a new microlearning available to help people with questions about the HIV epidemic in the United States; and an ASTHO blog article explains how Medicaid, WIC, and SNAP programs can be leveraged to address different aspects of hunger and food insecurity. ASTHO Webpage: ASTHO HIV 101 & Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States ASTHO Webpage: Braiding and Layering Funding to Address Housing and Food Insecurity

    246: Back to School Concerns

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 3:59


    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; Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO Chief Medical Officer, tells us about Monkeypox concerns as students head back to colleges and universities; and ASTHO has a new Speaker's Bureau ready to help you book a speaker for your next event. COVID-19 Scenario Modeling Hub Webpage CDC Webpage: COVID-19 Forecasting and Mathematical Modeling ASTHO Webpage: Speakers Bureau

    245: The Secrets to Effective Communication

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 4:33


    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 interview at the 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media, hosted by the National Public Health Information Coalition and the CDC. NPHIC Webpage: 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media

    244: How the Pandemic Changed PH Comms

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 5:38


    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 attending the 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media, hosted by the National Public Health Information Coalition and the CDC. NPHIC Webpage: 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media

    243: Predicting COVID in the Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 5:01


    Dylan George, the Director of Operations for the Center for Epidemic Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics with the CDC, discusses what could happen with COVID-19 infection rates in the fall and winter; Maggie Davis, ASTHO's Director of State Health Policy, previews a new ASTHO report addressing maternal child health policy considerations during public health emergencies; ASTHO's process for setting legislative priorities is outlined in a new blog article; and ASTHO highlights three job openings this week. COVID-19 Scenario Modeling Hub Webpage CDC Webpage: COVID-19 Forecasting and Mathematical Modeling Public Health Law Practitioners Convening Webpage ASTHO Blog Article: Advocating for Success: ASTHO's Federal Legislative Priorities ASTHO Webpage: Careers at ASTHO

    242: New Data on Public Health Authority

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 4:30


    Maggie Davis, ASTHO's Director of State Health Policy, discusses a project to survey recent changes in laws governing public health authority; Dr. Harry Chen, the former Commissioner of Health for Vermont, tells us about some of the lessons learned concerning the collection and use of public health data during the pandemic; Shelbi Davis, ASTHO's Senior Climate Change Analyst, says lack of funding and competing priorities are keeping many agencies from doing more to address the public health impacts of climate change in a Pew Stateline article; and you can still sign up to attend the 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media starting today. The Policy Surveillance Program Webpage: Sentinel Surveillance of Emerging Laws Limiting Public Health Emergency Orders Temple University Webpage: Nearly Half Of All States Have Now Passed Laws Limiting Authority To Respond To Public Health Emergencies PEW Stateline Article: Public Health Agencies Lack Money to Combat Climate Threats NPHIC Webpage: 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media  

    241: Monkeypox Vaccine Strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 4:42


    Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO's Chief Medical Officer, discusses the plan to stretch monkeypox vaccine supplies by giving smaller doses;  Arjun Srinivasan, Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs with the CDC, explains a CDC special report that says cases of antimicrobial resistant infections are rising again and COVID-19 is getting the blame; and Denise Octavia-Smith, Executive Director of the National Association of Community Health Workers, tells us community health workers are diverse and proven members of the public health workforce. ASTHO Press Release: Statement from ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH on Monkeypox Outbreak in U.S. CDC Webpage: COVID-19 Reverses Progress in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance in U.S. CDC Webpage: 2022 SPECIAL REPORT – COVID-19 U.S. Impact on Antimicrobial Resistance ASTHO Blog Article: A Grassroots Leader's Vision for the Future Community Health Workforce

    240: Monkeypox Funding

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 5:27


    Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO's Chief Medical Officer, discusses the challenges posed by the monkeypox outbreak and admits the evolving strategy can be tough to communicate; Devon Page, an ASTHO Government Affairs Analyst, breaks down Congressional actions impacting public health, including the question of more funding for Monkeypox; Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott, joined the ASTHO team as a Senior Executive Consultant in part to be a helpful voice on health equity issues for her colleagues around the states and territories; and some of the most familiar voices in public health are now available to speak at your next event as part of ASTHO's Speaker's Bureau. ASTHO News Release: Statement from ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH on Monkeypox Outbreak in U.S. ASTHO Blog Article: A Not-So-Sleepy Summer: Q&A with ASTHO Federal Government Affairs ASTHO Legislative Alert: Congressional Summer Wrap-Up ASTHO News Release: Former Rhode Island Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Joins ASTHO as Senior Executive Consultant ASTHO Webpage: Speakers Bureau

    239: Infectious Disease Planning

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 4:28


    Winfred Rawls, ASTHO's Director for Preparedness and Evaluation, explains a project that will lead to the development of a clearinghouse with information to help public health agencies get ready for the next crisis; Andrea Flinchum, State HAI Prevention Program Manager with the Kentucky Department for Public Health, discusses dialysis getting new attention from a coalition working to make the treatment safer for patients; an ASTHO brief outlines several areas where inequities in reproductive health services still exist; and public health leaders can assess and improve their leadership skills with the DiSC Personality Assessment. ASTHO Webpage: Public Health Innovations Catalog CDC Webpage: Making Dialysis Safer For Patients Coalition ASTHO Brief: Reproductive Health Services Expanded During Pandemic but Inequities Persist ASTHO Blog Article: How the DiSC Personality Assessment Can Strengthen Public Health Leadership

    238: New York Responds to Monkeypox

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 4:16


    Dr. James McDonald, Medical Director in the Office of Public Health for the New York State Department of Health, says the monkeypox response in New York follows the data and social determinants; a new ASTHO report about mosquitos highlights the work U.S. territories and freely associated states face as they attempt to control them and the diseases they carry; Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott,  ASTHO's Senior Executive Consultant, talks about her new role; ASTHO reports on legislative actions aimed at making sure kids get at least one healthy meal each day; and ASTHO has job openings in several areas of the organization. ASTHO Report: Public Health Confronts the Mosquito: Special Considerations for United States Territories and Freely Associated States ASTHO Blog Article: States Serving Up Healthy Eating Policies ASTHO Webpage: Careers at ASTHO

    237: New School Year, New COVID Strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 4:43


    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 back-to-school public health information; Aashna Panjwani, ASTHO's Analyst for Social and Behavioral Health, says a recent survey of 66 jurisdictions shows how they're working to include health equity considerations into overdose surveillance and prevention efforts; and it was a year ago tomorrow that we produced our first episode of this newscast.  Fox 61 News Article: State announces COVID back-to-school guidelines, relaxes protocols for 2022-2023 school year CDC Webpage: Back to School – Parent Involvement is Key CDC Webpage: DOSE Dashboard: Nonfatal Overdose Data CDC Webpage: SUDORS Dashboard: Fatal Overdose Data CDC Webpage: Drug Overdose Deaths Rise, Disparities Widen Differences Grew by Race, Ethnicity, and Other Factors

    236: Optimistic About the PH Workforce

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 4:51


    Joanne Pearsol, ASTHO's Director of Workforce Development, says the PH WINS survey shows many public health workers remain committed to their work despite the way they've been treated during the pandemic; Dr. Brian Castrucci, President and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, wants elected leaders to put the PH WINS findings into action; the results of a survey asking public health agencies to report their ability to respond to climate change and extreme weather events are available now; and there's still time to offer comments about a new road map for the Healthy Brain Initiative scheduled to come out later this year. ASTHO Press Release: The Public Health Workforce in the COVID-19 Era: Survey Results Characterize their Work, Needs, Roles, and Satisfaction de Beaumont Foundation Webpage: 2021 Findings ASTHO Brief: Climate and Health Capacity Survey – 10 Key Takeaways ASTHO Report: Climate and Health Capacity Survey Alzheimer's Association Webpage: Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map

    235: Public Health is Underfunded

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 4:06


    Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, President and CEO of Trust for America's Health, discusses the organization's latest report addressing the impact of chronic underfunding on the nation's public health system; Illinois, Tennessee, New Jersey, and others are thinking of ways to use COVID-19 relief funding to help those living with disabilities; Dr. Denise Johnson, Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, reflects on hundreds of public health professionals learning more about health equity at an ASTHO summit held online last month; and ASTHO has a new speaker's bureau ready to help you find a speaker for your next public health event. Trust for America's Health Webpage: The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America's Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2022 ASTHO Blog Post: States Leverage COVID-19 Relief Funding to Improve Accessibility for People Living With Disabilities ASTHO Health Equity Summit Webpage ASTHO Webpage: Speakers Bureau

    234: PH WINS Survey Released

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 4:37


    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 Maternal and Child Health Programs to educate public health professionals about the 9-8-8 suicide prevention hotline and the Help-4-Moms hotline in a webinar on August 17th; the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center's Crisis Hotline has experienced high call volumes since the start of the pandemic; and ASTHO and the New York University School of Global Public Health have created a new resource for teams working to prevent adverse childhood experiences. de Beaumont Foundation Webpage: New Data and Dashboards – PH WINS Survey of Public Health Workers de Beaumont Foundation Webpage: 2021 Findings Webinar Registration: Making the Call for MCH: Exploring the Maternal Mental Health Hotline and the 988 Crisis Lifeline U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Press Release: HHS Launches New Maternal Mental Health Hotline ASTHO Blog Post: Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center: A Pandemic Lifeline ASTHO Report: State/Territorial Policy Considerations for Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences

    233: New CDC Workforce Survey

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 4:06


    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; Robert Jennings, Executive Director of the National Public Health Information Coalition, tells us about the 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media starting on August 16th; Colorado and Maine participated in an ASTHO and CDC project to build capacity in state suicide and opioid overdose prevention programs; and ASTHO is hiring for several key positions. CDC Webpage: Symptoms of Mental Health Conditions and Suicidal Ideation Among State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Workers — United States, March 14–25, 2022 NPHIC Webpage: 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media ASTHO Brief: Successes from the Suicide and Opioid Overdose Prevention Public Health Initiative ASTHO Webpage: Careers at ASTHO

    232: North Carolina's Child Vaccine Strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 4:38


    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, ASTHO's Director of Infectious Disease Infrastructure and Policy, details why she is concerned about ever-increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections across the U.S.; Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott, the former Rhode Island Health Director, has joined ASTHO as a Senior Executive Consultant; and ASTHO celebrates the final month of summer 2022 with a reading list of fiction and non-fiction titles. ASTHO Webpage: STD Roadmap: What you need to know about your STD program ASTHO Blog Post: STDs Rising Nationally, CDC Says ASTHO Webpage: Innovative STD Prevention and Treatment Strategies ASTHO News Release: Former Rhode Island Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Joins ASTHO as Senior Executive Consultant ASTHO Blog Post: 2022 ASTHO Summer Reading List

    231: Monkeypox Response

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 5:02


    Chris Taylor, Director of Infectious Disease Outbreak Response & Recovery at ASTHO, reflects on the Monkeypox outbreak now in its third month here in the United States; Robert Jennings, Executive Director of the National Public Health Information Coalition, discusses an upcoming meeting of public health communicators in Atlanta later this month; ASTHO posts a blog article that makes the case for having a personal brand; and Dr. Nirav Shah, ASTHO President, takes questions about ego, waffles, and political ambitions in an article published in Down East. NPHIC Webpage: 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media ASTHO Blog Article: Taking Time to Develop Professional Branding as a Public Health Leader Down East Magazine Article: Nirav Shah Is Ambivalent About His Celebrity (and Uncommonly Curious and Deliberate About Everything Else)

    230: Filling the Workforce Pipeline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 4:58


    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 Cote, an ASTHO Consultant, explains the importance of making plans to help people using ventilators or other medical equipment in a power outage; ASTHO examines how emergency operations centers across the country went online during the pandemic in a new brief; and another ASTHO brief details how public health teams in Oklahoma used an organizational framework to plan and implement new harm reduction programs. ASTHO Blog Article: Building Innovative Public Health Internship Programs: A Q&A with Laura Parajón ASTHO Brief: Leveraging the HHS emPOWER Program to Enhance Power Outage Planning ASTHO Brief: When the Power Fails: Helping Life-Support Equipment Users ASTHO Brief: Lessons Learned from Moving to Virtual/Hybrid EOCs in the COVID-19 Response ASTHO Brief: Boundary Spanning Leadership Model Strengthens Oklahoma Harm Reduction Programs

    229: Heat Waves Require New Thinking

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 4:47


    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 Officer at the Louisiana Department of Health, says Louisiana's Perinatal Quality Collaborative is having early success helping pregnant and postpartum people who struggle with opioid use; ASTHO leaders write in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice about steps public health teams could take to get ready for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases in the fall; and ASTHO publishes a blog article outlining strategies to address caregiver stress that can reduce the possibility of negative parenting and adverse childhood experiences. CDC Webpage: CDC's Climate and Health Program CDC Webpage: Extreme Heat Exposure: Access and Barriers to Cooling Centers — Maricopa and Yuma Counties, Arizona, 2010–2020 National Library of Medicine Webpage: Compound Climate and Infrastructure Events: How Electrical Grid Failure Alters Heat Wave Risk Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Webpage: Sustained Management of COVID-19: Doing More of What Works to Control Future Surges ASTHO Blog Article: State and Territorial Caregiver Wellness Policies May Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences  

    228: Hawaii's 9-8-8 Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 4:35


    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 President for Health Equity and Diversity Initiatives, tells us about the COVID-19 vaccine approval for young children and why uptake remains extremely low; and ASTHO's Health Equity Summit 2022 is today. CDC Webpage: Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems ASTHO Health Equity Summit Registration

    227: Best of ME: Hope for the PH Workforce

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 6:24


    This special edition revisits a popular episode of Public Health Review Morning Edition from April 20th. Dr. Bruce Perry offers encouragement for the public health workforce; Dr. Gillian SteelFisher explains how public health leaders might use the information from her latest national survey; ASTHO alum Dr. Joneigh Khaldun from Michigan is in the ASTHO Trailblazer Spotlight this week; and ASTHO announces a new Speakers Bureau.   ASTHO Webpage: Insight and Inspiration Series   ASTHO Article: Leadership Trailblazer Spotlight - Joneigh Khaldun, Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer of CVS   ASTHO Webpage: Speakers Bureau

    226: CDC's Multi-Billion Dollar Investment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 4:42


    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 data upgrades; Dr. Joseph Kanter, State Health Officer for the Louisiana Department of Health, examines steps the Louisiana Legislature's taking that are critical to the early success of the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative; and Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, Senior Vice President of Health Equity and Diversity Initiatives, says attendees will benefit from the chance to gather for the ASTHO Health Equity Summit 2022 this Wednesday, July 27. CDC Webpage: Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems ASTHO Health Equity Summit Registration

    225: Health Equity Summit Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 3:51


    Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, ASTHO's Senior Vice President of Health Equity and Diversity Initiatives, previews the goals of next Wednesday's Health Equity Summit 2022; Dr. Lorraine Backer, Senior Environmental Epidemiologist at the National Center for Environmental Health with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the dangers of high levels of cyanotoxins both in the water and the air; and a new ASTHO brief examines the benefits and challenges of meeting with business owners online for virtual inspections of water systems, restaurants, and body art businesses. ASTHO Webpage: Addressing Structural Racism Priority for Public Health Officials During ASTHO Health Equity Summit ASTHO Health Equity Summit Registration CDC Webpage: Cyanotoxins in Air Study CDC Webpage: Healthy Swimming CDC Webpage: Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)-Associated Illness ASTHO Brief: Environmental Health Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    224: Children's Mental Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 4:46


    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; John Clymer with the Community Preventive Services Task Force discusses the group's latest report to Congress; Dr. Amy Ladley, the State Perinatal Quality Program Manager for the Bureau of Family Health in Louisiana, says most birthing hospitals in the state are supporting new initiatives to help pregnant and postpartum people struggling with opioid use; and ASTHO's Health Equity Summit 2022 is next Wednesday, July 27th. NACCHO 360 Conference Webpage ASTHO Webpage: Disability Inclusion The Community Guide Webpage The Community Guide Webpage: 2021 Annual Report to Congress ASTHO Health Equity Summit Registration

    223: New PFAS Water Quality Advisories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 4:17


    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 exposure; Margret Cooke, Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, discusses a steep increase in opioid related overdose deaths; ASTHO has job openings for people interested in a career in public health; and ASTHO's Health Equity Summit 2022 is next Wednesday, July 27th. EPA Webpage: EPA Announces New Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFAS Chemicals, $1 Billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Strengthen Health Protections EPA Webpage: Drinking Water Health Advisories (HAs) ASTHO Webpage: Careers at ASTHO ASTHO Health Equity Summit Registration

    222: Better Data, More Equity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 4:11


    Dr. Carlos Oronce, an Advanced Health Services Research Fellow at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, discusses the challenges of COVID-19 being exacerbated by a lack of good data; Dr. Joseph Kanter, State Health Officer for the Louisiana Department of Health, says health departments in southern states are on the lookout for West Nile Virus; and ASTHO's Health Equity Summit 2022 is set for Wednesday, July 27th Louisiana Department of Health Webpage: LDH surveillance finding high numbers of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus ASTHO Health Equity Summit Registration

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