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ASTHO's videos provide the latest information from thought leadership and subject-matter experts on a broad range of emerging topics and issues affecting state and territorial public health.

Early Brain Development: Promising Pathways for Public Health Leaders


Decades of research point to effective strategies that can help children and their families thrive. In this video clip, Karyl Rattay, MD, MS, director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, underscores the importance of early childhood brain development and describes how state and territorial health officials can take the lead in promoting lifelong health and well-being.

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Dr. Howard Haft shares how Maryland is championing Population Health


Dr. Howard Haft, Maryland’s deputy secretary for public health, joins ASTHO to share how the Maryland Department of Health approaches the concept of “population health.” Dr. Haft shares strategies for engaging in cross-sector partnerships that improve health equity, as well as exciting uses of data and public health informatics in the state.

This product is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UD3OA22890 National Organizations for State and Local Officials. Any information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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