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Sep 02, 2020, 12:11 ET Nation's Health Officials Call for Greater Collaboration and Communication with Federal Government

Rachel Levine, MD, president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and Secretary of Health at the Pennsylvania...


Aug 12, 2020, 10:58 ET Health Officials Launch Ad Campaign to Encourage Mask Use

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) today launched a joint campaign urging...


Apr 29, 2020, 09:15 ET National Health Organizations Announce COVID-19 Contact Tracing Training

Today, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) announced the launch of a...


Apr 09, 2020, 20:45 ET Nation's Public Health Leaders Urge President Trump to Use All Available Authorities to Quickly Produce Testing Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment

"We urge President Trump and the Administration to utilize all existing authorities to require American corporations to expand or retool their...


Apr 03, 2020, 20:15 ET ASTHO Statement on Use of Face Coverings by the General Public to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Michael Fraser, chief executive officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), issued the following statement today on ...


Mar 27, 2020, 20:47 ET ASTHO Statement on Easing Public Health Measures Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Michael Fraser, chief executive officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), issued the following statement today in ...


Mar 27, 2020, 13:00 ET J.T. Lane Joins ASTHO Executive Team as Chief Population Health and Innovation Officer

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) announced today that J.T. Lane, MPH, will serve as ASTHO's chief population health...


Mar 20, 2020, 19:33 ET COVID-19 Testing Needs to Be Limited to Priority Groups Until Sufficient Testing Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment is Available Nationwide

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and Council of State and...


Feb 24, 2020, 12:00 ET Governmental Public Health Leaders Request Emergency Supplemental Funding for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Efforts

In response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary's declaration that the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is...


Nov 13, 2019, 10:41 ET ASTHO and George Mason University Innovate to Improve Public Health through a New Academic and Practice Collaborative

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the George Mason College of Health and Human Services announced the formation of...


Sep 26, 2019, 16:30 ET Nation's Public Health Officials Urge Americans to Stop Vaping

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) issued the following statement in response to the pulmonary illnesses associated...


Aug 29, 2019, 13:15 ET ASTHO Commends the Surgeon General Advisory About Marijuana Use on the Developing Brain

Michael Fraser, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), issued the following statement in...


May 13, 2019, 09:30 ET ASTHO Releases Latest Public Health Review Podcast Episode: CDC Director Robert Redfield Talks Opioids, HIV, And Vaccine Hesitancy

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) today released a new episode of its podcast, Public Health Review, featuring an...


May 08, 2019, 15:02 ET Health Officials Combat Nation's Maternal Mortality Rates

State and territorial health officials are assessing maternal care programs within their states to address the rise in maternal deaths across the...


Mar 11, 2019, 14:00 ET State and Local Health Officials at the Capitol to Urge Congress to Prioritize Funding for Public Health

Over 80 state, local, and territorial health officials from across the country will meet with members of congress on Capitol Hill together on March...


Mar 05, 2019, 10:15 ET Current Measles Outbreaks Should Alarm Every American and Highlight the Critical Importance of Vaccination Programs

John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH, secretary of health at the Washington State Department of Health and immediate past president of the Association of State...


Feb 11, 2019, 15:05 ET ASTHO Urges Broad Tobacco Control Policies to Stop Youth E-Cigarette Use

New CDC data finds that more high school and middle school students are using tobacco products and that e-cigarettes, such as JUUL, are largely to...


Feb 05, 2019, 22:27 ET ASTHO Commends President Trump's Commitment to Ending HIV Transmission by 2030

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) commends President Trump's State of the Union pledge to end HIV transmission by...


Dec 12, 2018, 13:14 ET State and Territorial Health Leaders Commend Selection of John Wiesman as Co-Chair of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) commends HHS Secretary Azar for appointing John Wiesman, immediate past president...


Nov 29, 2018, 15:48 ET ASTHO President States Third Year of Declining Life Expectancy is a "Wake-Up Call"

Suicides and drug overdoses caused life expectancy in the United States to fall again in 2017. In what is the longest downward trend since World War...


Oct 25, 2018, 15:46 ET Health Officials Alarmed By Declining U.S. Vaccination Rates, Country Could Face Scenario Like Europe's Measles Outbreak

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is concerned about the latest skepticism and resistance originating from the...


Oct 17, 2018, 13:44 ET ASTHO Launches Public Health Podcast Series

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) announced today the launch of Public Health Review, a podcast series featuring...


Sep 27, 2018, 09:48 ET ASTHO Launches National Campaign To Support Healthy Communities, Aligning With NACCHO And The U.S. Surgeon General

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) announced this week the launch of a multi-year initiative to build healthier and...


Sep 25, 2018, 12:50 ET Health Officials Respond to Alarming Increases in Congenital Syphilis

Newborn syphilis cases have more than doubled in the last 4 years, and last year, the United States saw the most cases of congenital syphilis since...


Aug 28, 2018, 12:30 ET ASTHO Statement On Rise In National Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates

Michael Fraser, CEO of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), issued the following statement in response to new...