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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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    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

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

    Disaster Planning Tools

    Disaster Planning Tools

    Annie Evans, ASTHO’s Director of Preparedness and Disability Integration, talks about two tools that examine the needs of people living with disabilities who suffer disproportionate impacts of disasters; Dr. Kristina Box, State Health Commissioner for the Indiana Department of Health, discusses the importance of businesses as pandemic messengers; since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states are now utilizing data visualization tools to create interactive maps; and make plans to learn about Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle Framework during an online discussion planned for Wednesday, October 26th.

    • 5 min
    Classroom Mental Health

    Classroom Mental Health

    Dr. Sharon Hoover, Co-Director of the National Center for School Mental Health, describes how students are wrestling with mental health challenges; Stephen Massey, Director of the Health Action Alliance, discusses a playbook to guide businesses looking to get ready for the next public health emergency; and ASTHO has gathered examples of policies members have developed to promote emergency preparedness work.
    Health Action Alliance Webpage
    Pandemic Preparedness Plan Webpage
    ASTHO Blog Article: State, Territorial Health Policies Strengthening Emergency Preparedness Efforts

    • 5 min
    Oregon’s Regional Health Equity Coalitions

    Oregon’s Regional Health Equity Coalitions

    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

    • 5 min
    Minnesota Eyes Maternal Disparities

    Minnesota Eyes Maternal Disparities

    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

    • 5 min
    Tracking Polio in New York

    Tracking Polio in New York

    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

    • 6 min
    Urging COVID Booster Uptake

    Urging COVID Booster Uptake

    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

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Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

ElleM. ,

Great public health podcast

Good for quick updates about what’s going on in public health xq

SujaShun ,

Quick and easy

A quick way to digest important news of day. I love the length, and content. And look forward to listening to them every day.

Jeff Ek. ,

Go To Source For All Things Related to Public Health

Looking for the most current and up to date information related to public health? Then this podcast fulfills that and so much more! It’s a great way to start my day and I know you will have just as much joy and enlightenment when listening! Kudos to ASTHO for putting this together!

-J.O.E.

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