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Breaking Down Barriers: Advancing Health Equity in HIV Care

August 30, 2021

Part two of ASTHO’s HIV Webinar Series focuses on designing HIV systems that meet the needs of our most vulnerable populations. This webinar teaches you about some of the unique barriers populations face in receiving HIV care. It also highlights local efforts designed to address these barriers and improve retention in HIV care among marginalized communities.Read More »

Incorporating Social Determinants of Health Into Your Overdose Prevention Activities—Part 1

February 14, 2021

The Opioid Overdose Epidemic and Social Determinants of Health is Part 1 in the webinar series that discusses social determinants of health in relation to addressing the overdose crisis. It is available as an audio recording with accompanying slide deck.Read More »

Incorporating Social Determinants of Health Into Your Overdose Prevention Activities—Part 2

September 15, 2021

Part 2 in the webinar series, this presentation provides information on the Rhode Island Health Equity Zone experience and discusses how other OD2A-funded jurisdictions can infuse critical social determinants of health-related priorities in their overdose prevention and surveillance efforts.Read More »

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 »

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 »

ASTHOConnects Session #2: Working Across Boundaries to Incorporate an Equity Lens to Breastfeeding Initiatives

November 26, 2019

ASTHO hosted its second ASTHOConnects Breastfeeding Learning Community on November 13, 2019. The audience was the 16 State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) states participating in the leaning community as well as the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) participants within those SPAN states. The ASTHOConnects presented the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL) Boundary-Spanning Leadership (BSL) framework and toolkit. As part of the session, states discussed the visioning tool and assisted states with strategizing on methods to incorporate an equity lens to breastfeeding initiatives.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 »

Health Opportunity Index: Using Data to Measure and Address Social Determinants of Health

June 27, 2019

Learn from state health leaders about a tool known as the Health Opportunity Index. Featured states, Ohio and Virginia, share how they've used the tool to understand how communities are affected by social determinants of health focusing on specific use cases of using the data gained to advance health equity.Read More »

Healthy People 2020 and 2030: Conversation and Cup of Joe

June 18, 2019

Learn from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and featured states about current efforts to implement Healthy People 2020. ODPHP will also discuss what to expect during the transition from Healthy People 2020 to Healthy People 2030. The featured states will share their experiences and lessons learned incorporating the Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives into their health agency efforts.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 »

Series on Brain Health: Virtual Open House

January 23, 2019

Hear from national partners at the CDC's Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program, Alzheimer's Association, and International Association for Indigenous Aging about the newly released HBI Road Map. Speakers present a national overview of the HBI Road Map, how it was developed, and current approaches for distribution and implementation.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 »

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: 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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