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ASTHO's briefs are short 1- to 2-page reports or infographics that provide a summary of key topics, programs, policies, or research findings of importance and interest to state and territorial health officials and partners.

Investing in STD Prevention: Making the Case for Your Jurisdiction

ASTHO and NCSD jointly released a customizable factsheet that can be used to present outputs from CDC’s STD Prevention Allocation Consequences Estimator in a format that is accessible to decisionmakers, the media, and local audiences. View resources »

States Work Across Agencies to Inform Opioid Prescribing Practices

States Work Across Agencies to Inform Opioid Prescribing Practices Thumbnail This brief describes how Pennsylvania and Virginia advanced regulatory measures to address substance use disorder prevention and treatment with a focus on opioid prescribing practices and provider education.

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Tobacco 21: Legislative Policy Analysis

Tobacco 21: Legislative Policy Analysis This brief examines how several jurisdictions took different approaches to structuring their Tobacco 21 laws, including differences in penalties, enforcement provisions, and age-related exemptions.

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Improving Access to Nonopioid Pain Management

Improving Access to Nonopioid Pain Management Thumbnail This brief highlights evidence supporting the use of nonopioid medications and nonpharmacological interventions for pain management and outlines considerations for states looking to expand the use of these nonopioid alternatives.

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HPV Vaccine: Long-Lasting Cancer Protection

HPV Vaccine Infographic Vaccinations can prevent over 90 percent of cancers related to human papillomavirus (HPV). This customizable infographic is intended to help states raise awareness about the importance of the HPV vaccination as a safe, recommended public health strategy to reduce cancer risk. The infographic includes fillable fields for state-specific HPV information. View instructions on how to use this tool.

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PHAB Accreditation Impact Infographic Series

This four-part infographic series, developed by ASTHO with support from CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS), illustrates successes from six state health departments to show how Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation positively influenced agency processes, programs, and infrastructure. The infographics highlight how the PHAB accreditation process improved these agencies’ partnerships and collaborations, strengthened relationships and governance, facilitated performance and quality, and enhanced capacity to conduct planning and assessment activities.

The Impact of PHAB Accreditation on Planning and Assessment Infographic     The Impact of PHAB Accreditation on Agency Performance and Quality Infographic

The Impact of PHAB Accreditation on Partnerships and Collaboration Infographic   The Impact of PHAB Accreditation on Relationships and Governance Infographic