Infectious Disease

Improving Influenza Immunization Uptake Through Community Partnerships

May 22, 2019

ASTHO, the National Hispanic Medical Association, and the Association of American Indian Physicians, led a capacity building initiative to improve influenza immunization uptake among American Indian and Hispanic communities in defined geographical locales. As part of this initiative, two community action teams were established and tasked to develop, execute, and evaluate action plans to improve influenza immunization uptake in their communities. This report summarizes the results of the initiative and the work of the community action teams.Read More »

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 »

National STD Trends: Key Information for Public Health Leadership

April 25, 2019

National STD Trends: Key Information for Public Health Leadership. This primer uses 2017 surveillance data to provide a quick snapshot of current STD trends and issues, and outlines steps health officials can take to articulate the need for robust STD prevention and treatment programs.Read More »

Leading Public Health Practice Though Health Informatics and Technology

July 12, 2019

ASTHO’s guidebook, Leading Public Health Practice Through Health Informatics and Technology, provides additional information on achieving bidirectional data exchange and preparing for electronic case reporting adoption and implementation.Read More »

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

October 12, 2018

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.Read More »

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: Communication Tools for Health Departments

August 22, 2018

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.Read More »

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