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Jul 07, 2017, 10:01 ET State and Territorial Health Leaders Commend Selection of Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald for CDC Director

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) commends the Administration for nominating Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald to serve as...


Jun 29, 2017, 16:21 ET State and Territorial Health Leaders Commend Nomination of Dr. Jerome Adams for U.S. Surgeon General

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) commends the Administration for nominating Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr....


Jun 28, 2017, 11:18 ET State Public Health Leaders Urged to Increase Efforts to Prevent Injuries

State public health leaders responded to a new "The State of Safety" report released by the National Safety Council yesterday showing...


Jun 20, 2017, 11:31 ET ASTHO Provides Recommendations to President's Commission on Opioids

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) appreciates recent actions taken by Congress and President Trump to address...


Jun 09, 2017, 13:46 ET State and Territorial Health Officials Respond to New CDC Report That Finds Zika Infection During Any Trimester Can Lead to Severe Birth Defects

In response to a new CDC report on the impact the Zika virus may have on pregnancy outcomes, the Association of State and Territorial Health...


May 23, 2017, 16:13 ET ASTHO Statement on President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Michael Fraser, executive director of ASTHO, issued the following statement on President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget, "A New Foundation for...


Apr 20, 2017, 16:21 ET ASTHO Applauds Administration's Commitment to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Michael Fraser, executive director of ASTHO, issued the following response to HHS Secretary Tom Price's remarks at the National Rx Abuse and Heroin...


Apr 05, 2017, 12:39 ET Health Officials Intensify Zika Prevention Efforts

State and territorial health officials are redoubling prevention efforts to address the serious public health threats associated with Zika...


Apr 03, 2017, 15:39 ET ASTHO Celebrates National Public Health Week

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) joins the American Public Health Association (APHA) to observe National Public...


Mar 23, 2017, 11:00 ET ASTHO Celebrates 75 Years of Public Health Leadership

Today the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) celebrates its 75th anniversary and recognizes the significant achievements...


Mar 08, 2017, 15:48 ET State and Territorial Health Officials Gather in Washington, D.C. to Make the Case for Prevention and Public Health Programs

State and territorial health officials from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. this week to ask Congress to sustain investments...


Dec 12, 2016, 16:00 ET State and Territorial Health Leaders Praise Surgeon General's Report on E-cigarettes

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) praises U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy for issuing a first ever report on...


Nov 17, 2016, 17:20 ET State and Territorial Health Officials Applaud Surgeon General's First Ever Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) commends U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy for issuing a landmark report on...


Nov 16, 2016, 10:35 ET Health Officials and Attorneys General Convene to Discuss Legal and Public Health Solutions to Opioid Epidemic

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute, a branch of...


Sep 14, 2016, 08:57 ET State Health Officials to Congress: Act on Zika Funding Now

 While Congress debates the future of federal funding for Zika preparedness and response, the Zika virus continues to spread. Rising case...


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...


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...


Oct 21, 2015, 11:42 ET Signs Point To Imminent Public Health Workforce Exit

 New studies of the public health workforce reveal signs of unprecedented change ahead. Notably, 38 percent of state public health workers plan...


Oct 05, 2015, 10:25 ET ASTHO Honors 2015 Public Health Heroes

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 ASTHO public health heroes...


Oct 05, 2015, 10:14 ET Utah, Colorado, Tennessee, and Missouri Win ASTHO Vision Awards for Innovative Projects

Today the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) presented its 2015 Vision Awards to the Utah Department of Health,...


Oct 05, 2015, 07:24 ET ASTHO Executive Director Announces New Role at the March of Dimes

 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Executive Director Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, has announced that he is stepping...


Jan 27, 2015, 17:05 ET Multistate Measles Outbreak Drives Up State Health Agency Costs and Points to Importance of Quality Immunization Communication

With the Disneyland measles outbreak up to 87 cases in seven states as of Jan. 26, state health departments are responding to the disease by...


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...