May 2019

Leveraging Public Health Assets in Medicaid Managed Care

May 29, 2019

State and territorial health agencies and Medicaid agencies each serve at-risk populations and may seek to align their resources to efficiently meet their goals. However, the two types of agencies have differences in terminology, tools, and orientation that can present barriers to alignment and collaboration. This three-part report maps the public health capacities, assets, and resources onto the obligations and direction of Medicaid agencies and their managed care health plans.Read More »

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 »

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