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

    State of the COVID-19 Response

    State of the COVID-19 Response

    Dr. Nirav Shah, ASTHO President and Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, addresses the state of the campaign against COVID-19; Kim Martin, ASTHO’s Director of Immunizations, says more approved booster formulas would be welcomed additions to the pandemic response; and ASTHO continues to gather workforce input for its PHWins survey.
    FDA News Release: FDA to Hold Advisory Committee Meetings to Discuss Emergency Use Authorization for Booster Doses and COVID-19 Vaccines for Younger Children
    CDC Webpage: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
    Website: Public Health Departments Need 80,000 New Employees. But That’s Not Enough for Another Pandemic

    • 6 min
    New FDA Booster Shot Debate

    New FDA Booster Shot Debate

    ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia forecasts this week’s FDA discussions about the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots; ASTHO President Elect Dr. Anne Zink explains the importance of recognizing small victories even while responding to the pandemic crisis; ASTHO board member and former Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger will address a Congressional caucus meeting next week; and we preview the Great ShakeOut earthquake exercise planned next Thursday.
    FDA News Release: FDA to Hold Advisory Committee Meetings to Discuss Emergency Use Authorization for Booster Doses and COVID-19 Vaccines for Younger Children
    CDC Webpage: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
    Webinar Registration Webpage: Expanding Access to Transportation to Advance Healthcare
    Webpage: Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus
    ASTHO Resource: The Great ShakeOut

    • 6 min
    Infection Control Funding

    Infection Control Funding

    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 Director of Content Development and Communications, highlights the value of attending ASTHO's next Insight and Inspiration conversation on October 20th; ASTHO publishes a new blog article examining how "long COVID" has changed federal and local workplace policy; and we feature three ASTHO job openings.
    CDC News Release: CDC to invest $2.1 billion to protect patients and healthcare workers from COVID-19 and future infectious diseases
    Website: The Council for Outbreak Response - Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens
    ASTHO Blog Article: Long COVID causes health policy shifts across states
    ASTHO Webpage: Insight and Inspiration
    ASTHO Webpage: Job opportunities in public health and at ASTHO

    • 6 min
    The Next Medicaid Cliff?

    The Next Medicaid Cliff?

    Dr. Jose Romero, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, discusses the negative impact vaccine misinformation has on efforts to protect communities of color from the COVID-19 virus; Congressman Darren Soto of Florida considers what’s next in the push for Medicaid funding in the U.S. Territories; and ASTHO publishes two resources for ASTHO members thinking about how to recruit new forensic pathologists.
    Webpage: Secretary of health receives Ohtli award for COVID efforts
    ASTHO Resource: Reducing forensic pathologist shortages: Visas
    ASTHO Resource: Reducing forensic pathologist shortages: Funding
     

    • 6 min
    New Tools to Reduce STIs

    New Tools to Reduce STIs

    Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, ASTHO’s new Senior Vice President of Health Equity and Diversity Initiatives, wraps up her first week on the job; Julia Greenspan, ASTHO’s Senior Analyst for Infectious Diseases, debuts a new set of tools to help public health teams reduce STIs; and ASTHO offers two resources to aid states and territories supporting COVID-19 contact tracing programs in schools.
    ASTHO welcomes new senior vice president of health equity and diversity initiatives
    ASTHO Training: Innovative STD prevention and treatment strategies
    ASTHO Resource: Summarizing CDC guidance to support COVID-19 contact tracing in K-12 schools
    ASTHO Resource: How health departments can work with schools to improve K-12 contact tracing programs

    • 4 min
    New Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Report

    New Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Report

    Dr. Nirav Shah, ASTHO President and Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses concerns of workshop participants about the way Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) decisions are communicated; Ericka McGowan, ASTHO’s Senior Director of Emerging Infectious Disease, writes a blog article sharing seven things to know about vaccines for pregnant people; Priyanka Surio, ASTHO’s Senior Director for Public Health Data Modernization and Informatics, reviews a new report assessing data collection related to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; and ASTHO promotes key job openings.
    The National Academies Webpage: FDA EUA Workshop
    ASTHO Blog Article: Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and COVID-19 vaccines – Seven things to know
    ASTHO Report: Strengthening health agencies’ Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome surveillance through consensus-driven data standards and practices
    ASTHO Webpage: Job opportunities in public health and at ASTHO

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

HeidiWG ,

Right sized in length and depth of content

This is a good fit for staying informed about public health without being tied to a long news article or webinar. I particularly like how there are at least 2 topics each episode to remind us that COVID is not the only PH issue of the day.

goodtunes99 ,

Love it!

Great podcast - short and informative. Will fit into my morning routine and dog walks perfectly. Thanks!

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