Infectious Disease Resources
Preventing Infectious Diseases through Healthcare
ASTHO is working with its members and partners to examine how the healthcare system, evolving under health reform implementation, will influence the role of state health department infectious disease programs. This document represents a summary of collective thinking, a roadmap for moving forward, and an effort to complement work being done by CDC to develop a framework at the federal level.
Infectious Disease Integration of Public Health and Primary Care
ASTHO convened state health agency leadership to examine examples of integration between public health infectious disease programs and primary care, analyze key components that led to success, and use these examples to further define the unique role of public health in improving population health. This meeting report provides considerations for moving forward along the continuum of integration. It also highlights two promising channels for integration—workplaces and schools—and examples depicting integration successes.
Integration of Public Health and Primary Care: A practical look at using integration to better prevent and treat sexually transmitted diseases
This report examines the current status of integration of services provided for STDs by public health and community health centers and how transitioning to a more integrated model can be successful. Results of a literature review, interviews, and an in-person meeting are presented to identify the challenges, opportunities, successes, and lessons learned and determine what would help future integration efforts.
Integrating Immunizations in Healthcare Settings
ASTHO convened a meeting with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to explore examples of successful public health and primary care integration efforts in the transforming U.S. health system. This report examines key points for consideration as public health engages in conversation with healthcare entities, using vaccine administration in obstetric practices as a model.
Infectious Disease Strategic Thinking Summit Report
ASTHO convened state health agency leadership to discuss policy issues related to HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. The goal of the meeting was to identify strategies for ASTHO and SHOs to effectively address these infectious diseases.