Environmental Health

Public Health Confronts the Mosquito: Developing Sustainable State and Local Mosquito Control Programs

May 21, 2019

Mosquito control has historically been and remains an important and basic public health function. Given the emergence of viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika in the United States and U.S. territories, the second edition of this report provides guidance to assist local, state, and territorial mosquito control programs in developing and maintaining an effective mosquito control infrastructure to meet the ongoing challenges surrounding vector-borne diseases.Read More »

State of Water Preparedness: A 2018 Scan of Water Preparedness and Response Infrastructure in State and Territorial Health Agencies

January 17, 2019

ASTHO conducted a survey of state and territorial directors of public health preparedness and environmental health to learn more about the protocols, tools, resources, infrastructure, and gaps related to drinking water emergency preparedness and response infrastructure. The data provided in this report is one effort to identify strengths and understand the complexities of water preparedness, but also to examine opportunities for improvement in the future.Read More »

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

October 30, 2018

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 communitiesRead More »

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

August 13, 2018

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.Read More »

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