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Dec 09, 2014, 11:54 ET

ASTHO Announces Release of 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index™

 The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control...

Dec 04, 2014, 16:35 ET

ASTHO Releases Ebola Communications Guide for Health Officials and Policymakers

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in consultant with risk communication experts and state health officials, has...

Nov 12, 2014, 13:33 ET

ASTHO President Challenges States to Promote Healthy Aging

ASTHO President and Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen has issued the 2015 ASTHO President's Challenge: Healthy...

Oct 14, 2014, 16:26 ET

State and Territorial Health Departments Working Overtime to Prepare for Ebola

 State and territorial health departments have been mobilizing for months to respond to possible imported cases of Ebola. Since the summer,...

Jun 26, 2014, 10:11 ET

ASTHO Releases Comprehensive Overview of State Public Health, Finds Workforce is Diverse but Continues to Shrink

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) announces the publication of the ASTHO State Profile of Public Health, Volume 3,...

Apr 24, 2014, 13:19 ET

ASTHO Encouraged by FDA's Proposed Regulation of E-cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its proposed rules on the regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, hookahs (water...

Dec 12, 2013, 13:09 ET

ASTHO Mourns the Loss of Hawaii State Department of Health Director Loretta "Deliana" Fuddy

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) mourns the tragic loss of Loretta "Deliana" Fuddy, ACSW, MPH, director of the...

Dec 04, 2013, 08:00 ET

First-of-its-kind U.S. Preparedness Index Shows Great Strengths and Challenges in Protecting Nation's Health During Disasters

2013 results are most complete assessment of national health security preparedness to date The Association for State and Territorial Health...

Oct 03, 2013, 18:28 ET

Public Health Put at Risk by Government Shutdown

With the federal government shutdown and federal public health workers deemed "non-essential," U.S. public health has been compromised at a time...

Sep 20, 2013, 09:58 ET

ASTHO Announces 2013 Vision Award Winners

 Today the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) presented its 2013 Vision Awards to the New Jersey Department of...

Sep 19, 2013, 19:30 ET

New Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Leadership Takes Office

On Sept. 19, Terry Cline, commissioner of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, was elected president of the Association of State and...

Sep 19, 2013, 19:03 ET

ASTHO Honors Public Health Heroes

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) recognized public health leaders for their dedication and service at this year's...

Jun 04, 2013, 09:12 ET

ASTHO Congratulates States for Reducing Preterm Birth Rates

 The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) congratulates the health agencies in Colorado, Delaware, Maine, New York,...

Oct 26, 2012, 11:06 ET

State Health Departments Race to Respond to Meningitis Outbreak Despite Budget Cuts and Looming Sequester

 Despite recently sustaining $2.5 billion in federal public health spending cuts and facing billions more in cuts under sequestration,...

Sep 24, 2012, 15:49 ET

ASTHO Report Details Sequestration's Potential Impact on Federal and State Public Health Programs

 The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has released a new report on how the federal sequester scheduled for Jan....

Sep 14, 2012, 10:00 ET

ASTHO Announces 2012 Vision Awards

Today the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) presented its 2012 Vision Awards to the Ohio Department of Health, Texas...

Sep 13, 2012, 19:30 ET

New Leadership Takes Office for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

 On Sept. 13, Jose Montero, director of the Division of Public Health Services at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services...

Sep 13, 2012, 15:30 ET

ASTHO Honors Public Health Heroes

 The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) recognized seven public health leaders for their dedication and service at...

Feb 16, 2012, 19:42 ET

Cuts to the Prevention Fund Will Have Severely Negative Public Health Consequences

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is deeply disappointed to see that the Prevention and Public Health Fund was cut...

Dec 15, 2011, 17:07 ET

State Budget Woes Mean Massive Public Health Job Losses

State health agency employees are at the forefront of public health, safeguarding the public in times of natural or manmade disaster, promoting...