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2017

Sept. 21 | John Wiesman Named ASTHO President

Sept. 21 | ASTHO Awards Public Health Leaders for Outstanding Service

Sept. 20 | ASTHO Opioid Framework Assists Health Officials in Combating the Epidemic

Sept. 13 | State Health Officials Strongly Encourage Influenza Vaccinations Among Pregnant Women

Aug. 31 | State Health Officials, Medical Experts, and Safety Advocates Call on FDA to Seek Removal of Ultra-High Dosage Opioids

July 7 | State and Territorial Health Leaders Commend Selection of Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald for CDC Director

June 29 | State and Territorial Health Leaders Commend Nomination of Dr. Jerome Adams for U.S. Surgeon General

June 27 | State Public Health Leaders Urged to Increase Efforts to Prevent Injuries

June 22 | Senate Discussion Draft Eliminates Important Public Health Programs; Pushes Costs to States

June 20 | ASTHO Provides Recommendations to President’s Commission on Opioids

June 15 | ASTHO Recognizes Georgia’s Public Health Champions

June 9 | State and Territorial Health Officials Respond to New CDC Report That Finds Zika Infection During Any Trimester Can Lead to Severe Birth Defects

May 23 | ASTHO Statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

May 4 | Vital Public Health Programs will be Eliminated with Passage of AHCA

April 20 | ASTHO Applauds Administration's Commitment to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

April 5
| Health Officials Intensify Zika Prevention Efforts

April 3 | ASTHO Celebrates National Public Health Week

March 23 | ASTHO Celebrates 75 Years of Public Health Leadership

March 16 | ASTHO Statement on the President's 2018 Budget Blueprint

March 8 | State and Territorial Health Officials Gather in Washington, D.C. to Make the Case for Prevention and Public Health Programs

March 7 | ASTHO Executive Director Michael Fraser Responds to the Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill

Feb. 2 | ASTHO Receives Telework Achievement Award

Jan. 27 | ASTHO and Safe States Alliance Commit to Supporting State Injury and Violence Prevention Programs

2016

Dec. 12 | State and Territorial Health Leaders Praise Surgeon General’s Report on E-cigarettes

Nov. 17 | State and Territorial Health Officials Applaud Surgeon General’s First Ever Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Nov. 15 | Health Officials and Attorneys General Convene to Discuss Legal and Public Health Solutions to Opioid Epidemic

Sept. 14 | State Health Officials to Congress: Act on Zika Funding Now

July 5 | ASTHO Board Selects Michael Fraser to Serve as New Executive Director

May 16 | Public Health Organizations Unite in Call to Restore State and Local Emergency Funding and Approve Emergency Supplemental for Zika

Feb. 2 | ASTHO Challenges Members to Promote Health Equity and Health in All Policies

2015

Dec. 12 | ASTHO and de Beaumont Foundation Commit to Improve the Public Health Workforce

Oct. 21 | Signs Point to Imminent Public Health Workforce Exit

Oct. 2 | ASTHO Executive Director Announces New Role at the March of Dimes

Oct. 1 | ASTHO Announces New Leadership Appointments

Sept. 30 | ASTHO Honors 2015 Public Health Heroes

Sept. 30 | Utah, Colorado, Tennessee, and Missouri Win ASTHO Vision Awards for Innovative Projects

June 2 | State and Territorial Health Agencies Play Critical Role in Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance

March 18 | ASTHO Announces Progress in the Development of The Public Health Community Platform

Jan. 27 | Multistate Measles Outbreak Drives Up State Health Agency Costs and Points to Importance of Quality Immunization Communication