Chronic Disease

Advancing Equity in Maternal Heart Health Through Breastfeeding

February 22, 2021

This ASTHOConnects webinar took place on February 22, 2021, which enabled state and local teams participating in the SPAN/Breastfeeding Learning Community, REACH, and ASTHO Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Learning Collaborative program to learn about how breastfeeding can reduce the risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.Read More »

Tobacco Prevention in the Lens of COVID-19: Opportunities and Strategies

December 16, 2020

The webinar featured three panelists: Marcus Plescia, ASTHO’s chief medical officer; Clinton Isham, a tribal relations consultant for the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation; and Jennifer Kreslake, director at the Schroeder Institute at Truth Initiative. The panelists addressed topics related to the intersections of COVID-19 and tobacco control work, including the link between tobacco use and COVID-19 transmission, tobacco prevention messaging strategies, as well as disparate populations and health inequities. The panelists’ varying perspectives and insights resulted in a rich discussion that brought to light the importance of being resilient, creative, and supportive during this time.Read More »

Ask the Experts Panel on JUULs in Schools

August 19, 2019

ASTHO hosted a virtual session that brought together expert panelists from Kansas public schools, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Stanford University to discuss strategies to reduce JUUL use in schools.Read More »

Tobacco Control Network (TCN) Virtual Workshop Series

March 29, 2019

This three-part Tobacco Control Network workforce development virtual series on tobacco industry tactics features LaTanisha Wright and discusses tobacco control laws, how product placement differs by socioeconomic status, the impact of tobacco industry retail contracts on price and promotion of tobacco, and more!Read More »

Primary Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences

March 19, 2019

This webinar highlights how New York and Tennessee are using the ACEs behavioral risk factor surveillance system module to inform their program work in early brain development and substance misuse.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 »

Tobacco Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development

October 26, 2018

This ASTHOConnects on Tobacco Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development aims to educate state health department staff in the areas of tobacco cessation and early brain development. Webinar speakers discussed the science behind prenatal and early tobacco exposure and the impact on early brain development. State speakers also shared experiences implementing successful tobacco cessation and smoking reduction programs within the MCH population.Read More »

The Value and Return on Investment of Familial Engagement to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

September 20, 2018

This ASTHOConnects explores the different types of return on investment (ROI) tools available to assess the value of familial engagement. It included state features to discuss the use of Plan, Do, Study, Act Cycles in promoting innovative strategies in public health and its relation to family and community engagement.Read More »

Ask the Experts: Smoke-Free Housing Policies on Tribal Lands

August 16, 2018

This virtual panel session brought together panelists from tribes, states, national networks, and federal agencies to share successes and lessons learned in creating and sustaining smoke-free public housing policies in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Panelists shared best practices on how to support smoke-free housing policies, including suggestions for doing this work effectively with tribal entities, and provided examples of successful collaborations.Read More »

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