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ASTHO's reports provide recent, in-depth research on topics of importance and interest to state and territorial health officials, and provide usable, actionable information for ASTHO state and territorial health officials and partners.

Health Equity and Public Health Department Accreditation

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Health departments play an essential role in providing services to the community to address health inequities. Through the lens of the Public Health Accreditation Board's standards and measures, this report explores innovative programs and policies implemented by health departments in an effort to adopt systemwide approaches to achieving health equity.

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Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Support Breastfeeding

This report describes how state perinatal quality collaboratives have focused on improving maternal and child health outcomes by supporting efforts to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration. View resource »

Effectively Communicating About Mosquito Control: A Guide for Mosquito Control Partners

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The updated second edition of this guide is intended to help public health and vector control professionals advance mosquito control efforts. It provides factsheet templates and tools that can be used to educate others about the need for adequate mosquito protection in communities.

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Cross-Sector Partnerships to Improve Health and Housing Outcomes: Resource Guide

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This report synthesizes partnership, financing, and data-sharing approaches that healthcare, housing providers, and other sectors can undertake to improve health and housing outcomes.

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Analysis of Express Legal Authorities for Mosquito Control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico

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This report presents findings from an analysis of ASTHO’s 2017 research on legal authorities for mosquito control, including the types of legal authority for mosquito control activities, a set of considerations for better understanding the legal authority, a summary of the findings on the express legal authorities for mosquito control found in state law, and a state-by-state summary of the express legal authority for mosquito control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

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Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: Communication Tools for Health Departments

These communication tools from ASTHO include key facts, talking points, and a customizable slide deck to help health departments raise awareness around antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. View resources »

State and Territorial Health Agency Organizational Structures and Partnerships for Mosquito Control Management

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This report presents findings from ASTHO’s 2017 Mosquito Control Survey, including information from thirty-eight jurisdictions about the organizational structure of mosquito control activities and the roles of key external partnerships at both the state and territorial levels.

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