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Designing HIV Systems for the Margins

July 12, 2021

This webinar provides an opportunity to learn about approaches and promising practices for addressing disparities in HIV care. It centers on a presentation about a model, Design for the Margins, for designing HIV systems through a health equity lens. It also features presentations about efforts to apply principles from this model in HIV programs to reach populations that are currently out of care.Read More »

Engaging Community Health Workers in Emergency Response

March 10, 2021

This expert-led webinar provides an opportunity for state health agencies to learn from the experiences of other state and local health departments that have piloted programs aimed at integrating community health workers into their COVID-19 response efforts. The webinar also features a speaker from a national organization to discuss the key role of community health workers in addressing health disparities and building community resilience.Read More »

Tackling Inequities in Digital Care

April 16, 2021

The Tackling Inequities in Digital Care webinar discusses state and community-level interventions to bridge the digital divide in healthcare and improve access to digital services for marginalized communities. A panel of expert speakers emphasized the importance of providing services to older adult populations that improve digital literacy, while providing support to keep them socially connected by using other older adults as community mentors and guides. The session also discussed how states can partner with communities to coordinate and build platforms that increase access to telehealth, digital devices, and digital literacy training programs, and maximize federal investments to expand digital access.Read More »

Innovative Approaches to Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Care During COVID-19

November 18, 2020

This webinar features Dr. Rachel Wightman, cofounder of the Buprenorphine Hotline in Rhode Island, and Dr. Gwen Latendresse from the University of Utah’s Telehealth Pilot Project for pregnant and postpartum women. They describe their work, the federal policy changes that enabled the development of their telehealth models of care, and offer lessons learned and goals for future growth of tele-mental health and substance use programs.Read More »

Adolescent Mental Health During COVID-19

August 25, 2020

In this sixth virtual learning session for the PRISM learning community, presenters discuss different facets of adolescent mental health needs. This webinar discusses the challenges that COVID-19 has created for youth mental health, shares lessons learned from a program that supports youth released from a detention center, and shares strategies that state health officials can implement to support and advocate for youth and adolescents with mental health needs both during and beyond the pandemic.Read More »

OMNI Learning Community: Engaging Primary Care Associations and Federally Qualified Health Centers

February 04, 2020

The Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcomes, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (OMNI) Learning Community hosted its second ASTHOConnect of Year Two highlighting how primary care providers can be a part of the care team for pregnant/postpartum women and infants experiencing substance use disorder. It featured a presentation from HRSA to provide the federal perspective on engaging primary care associations and leveraging federally qualified health centers for OMNI related work. It also featured two FQHCs on their role providing services to pregnant and postpartum women affected by opioid use disorder and infants prenatally exposed to substances.Read More »

Use of Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Maternal and Child Populations

February 06, 2020

The fourth virtual learning session for the PRISM Learning Community was on the use of telehealth to improve access to substance use disorder treatment, including medically assisted treatment, in maternal and child populations.Read More »

ASTHOConnects: Telehealth Learning Community Cross-State Webinar

December 19, 2019

This ASTHOConnects webinar provides an overview of the current national telehealth policy landscape featuring Mei Kwong, Executive Director of the Center for Connected Health Policy. Emerging telehealth issues discussed included telehealth reimbursement across payers, telehealth legislation, and other hot topics. Also featured are state speakers from the ASTHO Telehealth Learning Community including speakers from Florida, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and Montana.Read More »

Promoting Innovation in State & Territorial MCH Policymaking (PRISM) Learning Community #2

September 20, 2019

The second virtual learning session of the PRISM Learning Community discusses maternal mental health systems change, and how states can use Medicaid Institutions of Mental Diseases (IMD) waivers to improve access to care for pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorder.Read More »

Social Determinants of Health: Financing Interventions and Strategies for States

July 19, 2019

Learn how public and private insurers can finance interventions that incorporate social determinants of health and other social services. Presenters share examples of approaches that are currently in practice and what states need to know before implementing them.Read More »

Medicaid Innovations Workgroup: Social Determinants of Health and Predictive Analytics

November 29, 2018

This ASTHOConnects webinar featured guest speakers and discussion on social determinants of health in Medicaid and the use of big data and predictive analytics in population health.Read More »

Ask the Experts: Improving Health Disparities in Rural Communities

June 29, 2018

ASTHO and CDC hosted a virtual session on improving health disparities in rural communities, with experts from the New Mexico Department of Health, CDC, University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center and South Carolina University Prevention Research Center addressing policy, systems and environmental change strategies for promoting public health in rural settings. Panelists engaged in a discussion about innovative public health programs and partnerships for improving health disparities in rural communities.Read More »

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