Government Relations

Celebrating 75 Years of Protecting and Promoting America’s Health

March 09, 2017|4:00 p.m.| Matthew Oglesby

ASTHO hosted a congressional briefing this week on Capitol Hill, convening nearly two dozen leading state and territorial health officials to educate lawmakers on the importance of public health and the impact of proposed cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Read More »

How Public Health Fared in the 2016 Federal Budget

December 18, 2015|3:25 p.m.| Chris Gould

On Dec. 16, the text of the FY16 omnibus appropriations package was released. In the bill the CDC sees an increase of $300 million above the FY15 program level and $892.3 million was allocated for the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Read More »

FY 2016 House Budget Proposes to Repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund

March 26, 2015|2:13 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The repeal would remove a critical source of public health dollars for vital, non-controversial activities. Read More »

Supreme Court Affirms FTC Antitrust Authority Over State Licensing Boards

March 04, 2015|10:48 a.m.| Steven Ferraina

Following this decision, state health departments may have to reconsider the composition of state licensing boards or provide additional oversight of the boards’ activities to maintain state action immunity and shield the boards from future FTC antitrust actions. Read More »

Public Health Issues to Watch in 2015

March 03, 2015|3:16 p.m.| Jane Esworthy

As public health issues dominate the nation, health departments are predicting that many ongoing and emerging health threats are expected to make headlines this year. Read More »

Congress to Pass Public Health Funding as Part of Omnibus Package

December 10, 2014|3:14 p.m.| Chris Gould

House and Senate appropriators have reached a compromise appropriations package to fund the government for the rest of FY 2015. Here's a look at how ASTHO’s advocacy priorities will be funded for FY 15, as well as other public health programs of interest. Read More »

Republicans Make Gains in Midterm Elections

November 05, 2014|11:58 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

With four gubernatorial elections still to be decided, the GOP has gained a net of three seats. Voters also determined the fate of marijuana, clean water, and recreational space ballot issues. Read More »