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Jul 05, 2016, 11:57 ET ASTHO Board Selects Michael Fraser to Serve as New Executive Director

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) announced today that Michael Fraser, PhD, CAE, will serve as the organization's...


May 16, 2016, 15:06 ET Public Health Organizations Unite in Call to Restore State and Local Emergency Funding and Approve Emergency Supplemental for Zika

As the weather warms and the threat of Zika virus intensifies, state and local health agencies are faced with the dilemma of a significant funding...


Feb 02, 2016, 14:15 ET The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Challenges Members to Promote Health Equity and Health in All Policies

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and ASTHO President and Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Edward...


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...