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2021 ASTHO Federal Legislative Agenda

ASTHO’s federal government affairs activities are guided by the ASTHO Board approved 2021 Federal Legislative Agenda. The 2021 federal legislative agenda represents the most pressing needs of state and territorial health officials and is updated on an annual basis.

FY22 Governmental Public Health Appropriations Book

ASTHO and our members are supported in our appropriations work by a network of 21 affiliate organizations representing a wide array of public health issues, with the shared mission of promoting and protecting the public’s health and preventing illness and injury. The FY22 Governmental Public Health Appropriations Book compiles top federal funding priorities and recommendations for nonprofit public health associations in FY22. It is designed to ensure that Congress appropriates the necessary resources for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and includes appropriations forms from the following organizations:

  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
  • Association of Immunization Managers
  • Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
  • National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems
  • National Coalition of STD Directors
  • Safe States Alliance

COVID-19 Policy Recommendations for Congress and the Administration

February 2021

ASTHO has provided policy briefs and recommendations for Congress and the Administration to address key challenges during the COVID-19. These briefs cover vaccine distribution, workforce, health equity, data technology, testing and PPE, contact tracing, and the needs of the United States Affiliated Pacific Islands.


For questions or comments on any of these documents or ASTHO federal funding priorities, please contact Carolyn Mullen, chief, government affairs and public relations or Carolyn McCoy, senior director, federal government relations.