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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).

    Public Health Workforce Survey Launched

    Public Health Workforce Survey Launched

    Joanne Pearsol, ASTHO’s Director of Leadership and Workforce, discusses the impact the COVID-19 pandemic might have on the results of the latest PHWins survey now in the field; Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota’s former state health commissioner, explores the health of babies in the U.S. and steps states and territories can take to ensure infants are doing well, even during the pandemic; a new ASTHO blog article surveys legislative measures to ensure crisis readiness; and the CDC prepares to allocate nearly a billion dollars in grant money next month to help fight infections in hospitals and other health care facilities.
    Webpage: PH Wins
    JPHMP: Public health workforce interests and needs survey (PH Wins)
    CDC Webpage: Infant Mortality Month
    ASTHO Resource: State home visiting approaches improve early childhood outcomes and systems
    ASTHO Blog Article: The importance of family engagement in breastfeeding programs
    ASTHO Blog Article: Health policy tackles joint challenges of pandemic and natural disaster preparedness
    CDC: CDC to invest $2.1 billion to protect patients and healthcare workers from COVID-19 and future infectious diseases
    CDC Searchable Funding Table

    • 6 min
    Booster Votes Explained

    Booster Votes Explained

    NOTE: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced late Thursday that booster shots would be available to frontline and health care workers, overruling the ACIP vote against covering those groups. This decision was announced after Morning Edition's deadline. ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia explains several votes taken by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Thursday, including one against COVID-19 booster shots for people with occupational or institutional risks; Dr. Ed Ehlinger, former commissioner of health from Minnesota, gives his take on the state of infant health in the United States; and we report on a new ASTHO guide for states and territories considering a gap analysis to assess administrative policies and procedures.
    CDC Webpage: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
    CDC Webpage: Infant Mortality Month
    ASTHO Resource: State home visiting approaches improve early childhood outcomes and systems
    ASTHO Blog Article: The importance of family engagement in breastfeeding programs
    ASTHO Resource: Guide on conducting an administrative policy assessment and gap analysis

    • 6 min
    Federal Debt Limit Alert

    Federal Debt Limit Alert

    ASTHO releases a legislative alert on the status of Congressional negotiations to extend the federal debt limit; Ray Barishansky, Deputy Secretary for Health Preparedness and Community Protection at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, considers the state of emergency preparedness efforts, twenty years after 9/11; Dr. Joshua Starr, CEO of PDK International, explains the value of constant communication with parents navigating the perils of the pandemic; and ASTHO posts a new blog article discussing the important role pharmacies play in the response to public health emergencies.
    ASTHO Legislative Alert: Continuing Resolution analysis
    ASTHO Article: Twenty years after 9/11 – The public health preparedness we need now
    PDK International Webpage: PDK poll of the public’s attitudes toward the public schools
    ASTHO Blog Article: Pharmacies are critical to pandemic planning, not just response

    • 7 min
    Booster Shot Debate

    Booster Shot Debate

    Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer and ASTHO President-elect, considers the potential for COVID-19 booster shots for some populations; Nick Porter, ASTHO’s Director for Environmental Health, explains how members can benefit from a new dashboard; ASTHO has fresh job openings; and a blog article provides samples of legislation expanding access to Naloxone to prevent opioid overdoses.
    CDC Webpage: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
    ASTHO Resource: Environmental health programs and services portal
    ASTHO Webpage: Careers at ASTHO
    ASTHO Blog Article: Increasing Naloxone accessibility to prevent opioid overdoses

    • 5 min
    Public Health Powers

    Public Health Powers

    Dr. Joshua Starr, CEO of PDK International, explains how polling parents of school children can inform public health messaging; Andy Baker-White, ASTHO’s Senior Director for State Health Policy, discusses the impact of new state laws rolling back authorities used to protect public health; and we highlight an ASTHO Brief examining the healthcare digital divide.
    PDK International Webpage: PDK poll of the public’s attitudes toward the public schools
    Kaiser Health News: Over half of states have rolled back public health powers in pandemic
    ASTHO Brief: Bridging the digital divide in healthcare to improve access to care

    • 5 min
    Vaccinating Neighborhoods

    Vaccinating Neighborhoods

    Haley Burrous, an analyst on ASTHO’s preparedness team, explains a positive side effect of Mississippi’s in-home vaccination program; Adrienne Williams, a disability specialist working with the Mississippi State Department of Health, talks about the opportunity to expand vaccination efforts in neighborhoods; Dr. Deb Stone, a behavioral scientist and the team lead for the CDC’s suicide prevention efforts, discusses tools for ASTHO members who want to improve local suicide prevention programs; and ASTHO releases a blog article explaining how some states are adopting crisis standards of care.
    ASTHO Brief: Strategies for vaccinating people who are homebased
    CDC Resource: Preventing suicide - A technical package of policy, programs, and practices
    ASTHO Blog Article: Scarce medical resources caused by COVID-19 lead to difficult allocation decisions

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 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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