Shedding light on health equity and health disparities in U.S. states and territories.
This document summarizes some of the issues ASTHO tracked and analyzed during the 2012 state legislative sessions.
ASTHO, with the support of the United Health Foundation, is collaborating to support states in improving health outcomes.
This report examines the potential impacts of a measure to cut an estimated $2.4 billion from public health programs in FY 2013.
A proposed model to improve distribution and dispensing of Strategic National Stockpile antivirals during an influenza pandemic.
ASTHO and the CDC have collaborated since July 2010 to advance state-level healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention efforts. This report summarizes the outcomes of stakeholder meetings and phone consultations regarding the early impact of HAI policies in states.
This survey of state and territorial public health agencies describes public health agency responsibilities, structure, planning and quality improvement activities, workforce, and more, providing core data for ongoing public health systems research and a source for tracking state public health performance and best practices.
State health agencies require effective and efficient systems for preventing infectious disease morbidity and mortality, ensuring control of outbreaks and vigilance against diminishing diseases, and preventing and responding to reemerging and emerging infectious disease threats.
Strategies for integrating primary care and public health
Funding available for up to six health agencies. Deadline is January 9.
Overcoming barriers to effective emergency response Read more »
Flu spreads to 47 states, but may be starting to wane, CDC says
Flu activity remains high across the United States, but there are signs this year's bad season may be waning in some areas, government health officials said Friday.
CDC says pneumonia, flu were 7.3 percent of U.S. deaths last week
The proportion of all deaths in the United States last week caused by pneumonia and influenza reached 7.3 percent, above the epidemic threshold of 7.2 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.
FDA Cuts Ambien Dosages to Curb Drowsy Driving
The makers of Ambien and other sleeping medications must lower their recommended dosages for women, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday.
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