ASTHO’s podcast series, the Public Health Review, features health officials and public health leadership who are on the front lines of state and territorial public health. The series capitalizes on current public health issues and delivers timely, thoughtful perspectives on the value of public health through the lens of state/territorial health officials and other subject matter experts.
87: With Deep Appreciation - Mike Fraser’s ASTHO Legacy
In 2016, Mike Fraser joined ASTHO as CEO. Throughout the seven subsequent years, he served as an indispensable leader, visionary, mentor, and friend—steering the organization through unprecedented challenges in public health, including the global COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the time has come to bid Mike a bittersweet farewell. In this episode of Public Health Review, we speak with Mike about his profound legacy, celebrate ASTHO’s extraordinary achievements under his tenure, and wish him well in his new position as CEO at the College of American Pathologists.
Behind the Scenes: What it Takes to do COVID Testing
Public Health Review Morning Edition
86: One Health - The Shared Future of People, Animals, and the Planet
The One Health approach recognizes the interconnection between human and animal health and their shared environment. There is an urgent need for a One Health approach now, especially in the prevention of outbreaks, not just response. Public health agencies and the animal agriculture industry play crucial roles in One Health, along with other stakeholders. In this episode, our guests tell us how they put One Health into practice in a state health department, how health departments can connect across agencies to address One Health issues, and what falls under the One Health umbrella.
Dr. Karen Smith, MD, MPH: Founding Partner, Healthy Community Partners, Inc
J.J. Jones: Executive Director of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture
Dr. Megin Nichols DVM, MPH, DACVPM: Deputy Division Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, CDC
ASTHO One Health Case Studies
ASTHO One Health Webinars
ASTHO Responding to Emerging Food Safety Threats Policy Statement
CDC Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
CDC One Health Office
National Institute for Animal Agriculture
Public Health Review Morning Edition
85: The Call to Join Public Health
Public health has a workforce problem: the demand for a new generation of public health practitioners is higher than ever, but health agencies are having a hard time filling positions, either due to funding or lack of visibility. Luckily, there are solutions to bridge fresh graduates to public health careers. In this episode of Public Health Review, Dr. JP Leider from the University of Minnesota and Dr. Heather Krasna of Columbia University spoke with ASTHO about solutions to recruit new public health professionals and the partnerships forming around that endeavor.
JP Leider, PhD: Director, Center for Public Health Systems, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Heather Krasna, PhD: Associate Dean, Career and Professional Development, Columbia University School of Public Health
Public Health Careers
Consortium for Workforce Research in Public Health
Partnering to Prevent Overdoses
Successful overdose prevention efforts require support from public health, public safety, and community harm reduction programs. These partnerships are key to promoting sustainable and effective overdose prevention.
On this episode of Public Health Review, we speak with representatives from each of these fields to discuss their perspectives, experiences, and the importance of maintaining strong relationships while also negotiating differing strategies and approaches: Brandon del Pozo, a former police officer and current assistant professor of medicine and public health at Brown University; Joy Rucker of the Black Harm Reduction Network; and Dr. Cathy Slemp, former state health commissioner of West Virginia and current vice chair of the West Virginia Hope in Action Alliance.
Brandon del Pozo, PhD: Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Services, Policy, and Practice, Brown University
Joy Rucker: National Harm Reduction Consultant, JR Harm Reduction Consulting
Cathy Slemp, MD, MPH (alumni-WV): Co-Founder and Vice Chair, West Virginia Hope in Action Alliance
Cutting-Edge Program Boosts Public Health Leadership Skills
ASTHO’s Essentials of Leadership and Management (ELM) training gives public health experts the skills they need to better perform their supervisory positions and support their teams. On this episode, we check in with ELM graduates in Kentucky: Shannon Rome at the Franklin County Health Department, and Elizabeth Anderson-Hoagland with the Kentucky Department of Public Health. They share how the program has improved their work and helped them grow as leaders. We also hear from ASTHO’s Avia Mason about ELM, its impact on public health practitioners, and how programs like ELM can improve organizational culture and workplace wellbeing.
Shannan Rome, Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) Manager, Franklin County Health Department
Elizabeth Anderson-Hoagland, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky Department of Public Health Division of Prevention and Quality Improvement
Avia Mason, Vice President of Leadership and Organizational Performance, ASTHO
82: Data Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for Indigenous Communities
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations experience profound health disparities in part due to significant social and economic barriers. Having solid data helps inform policies that can improve the systems that serve these populations and mitigate stigmas impacting the health of AI/AN mothers and infants. Centering community voices can produce more effective and equitable healthcare, reducing the disparities impacting AI/AN communities.
In this episode, three experts—Ed Ehlinger (alumni-MN), a previous past president of ASTHO; Janelle Palacios, a nurse midwife and researcher; and Katelyn Strasser, administrator of the Office of Child and Family Services with the South Dakota Department of Health—discuss the Federal Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality’s most recent report on AI/AN health outcomes and the data-focused recommendations for states and territories.
· Edward P. Ehlinger, MD, MSP: former Minnesota Health Commissioner and past president of ASTHO
· Janelle Palacios, PhD: Salish & Kootenai, originally from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana; Nurse Midwife, Researcher, and Storyteller
· Katelyn Strasser, MPH: Administrator of the Office of Child and Family Services, South Dakota Department of Health
· Making Amends: Recommended Strategies and Actions to Improve the Health and Safety of American Indian and Alaska Native Mothers and Infants
· Strengthening Risk-Appropriate Care in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
ASTHO thanks the CDC for its support of this episode of Public Health Review.
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