ASTHO's videos provide the latest information from thought leadership and subject-matter experts on a broad range of emerging topics and issues affecting state and territorial public health.

Rhode Island's Experience Building Cross-Sector Partnerships

June 16, 2021

The shift to virtual schooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many benefits of in-person education, including how positive relationships between children and school staff help improve academic achievements and mitigate poor health outcomes. Rhode Island's state education and public health departments aligned their efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of youth during the pandemic. Through the innovative Education Department Operations Center, the two departments coordinated their response with local education agencies. ASTHO spoke with Nicole Alexander Scott, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, and Angélica Infante-Green, Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Education, to hear about their collaboration.Read More »

The Importance of a Comprehensive Approach to Improving Maternal Health

October 15, 2020

New Jersey has ranked 47th in maternal deaths according to America’s Health Rankings, but Gov. Phil Murphy and the Department of Health are taking bold steps to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity by 50% over five years and to eliminate racial disparities in birth outcomes. The Nurture New Jersey initiative is a statewide awareness campaign, launched in 2019, that takes a multi-pronged, multi-agency approach to achieve this goal.Read More »

Working With Your CFO to Make an Impact

October 16, 2019

A strong CFO—health official relationship is critical to manage and lead a public health agency. We interviewed Darbi McPhail (Chief Financial Officer, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control) and Nick Davidson (Acting Director and Senior Deputy, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control) about the role of the CFO, the importance of their relationship during day-to-day operations, and ways senior health leaders can collaborate for greater impact.Read More »

Preventing Cancer with the HPV Vaccine: A Conversation with Dr. Nathaniel Smith

August 01, 2019

The HPV vaccine is an effective health tool for preventing oropharyngeal cancer. We spoke with Nathaniel Smith, ASTHO President-Elect and Secretary of Health at the Arkansas Department of Health, to discuss the connection between HPV and oropharyngeal cancer and share strategies from Arkansas’s successful push to increase HPV vaccination rates through oral health partnerships.Read More »

More, Better, Faster: Modernizing Public Health Surveillance

April 04, 2019

As health threats evolve, so too must public health’s capabilities. Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO’s chief of government affairs, sat down with Emily Holubowich, senior vice president at CRD Associates, to discuss the “Data: Elemental to Health” campaign – an advocacy effort to build a national, integrated public health surveillance system.Read More »

Communicating in Indian Country: Healthy Brain, Healthy Heart

April 01, 2019

These brief videos are intended to be used by tribal serving hospitals and clinics, tribal senior program directors, tribal media outlets, administrators, and inter-tribal councils. The videos will educate and inform tribal elders and their caregivers, tribal senior program directors, state and tribal health leaders, and others about the relationship between heart and brain health.Read More »

Early Brain Development: Promising Pathways for Public Health Leaders

August 16, 2018

Decades of research point to effective strategies that can help children and their families thrive. In this video clip, Karyl Rattay, MD, MS, director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, underscores the importance of early childhood brain development and describes how state and territorial health officials can take the lead in promoting lifelong health and well-being.Read More »

Working With Congress 101: A Discussion with Senator Tim Kaine and Karen Remley

August 09, 2018

Working with Congress is an important way to raise awareness about public health issues in your state. ASTHO spoke with Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Karen Remley, Virginia’s former health commissioner, to discuss how state health officials can collaborate with policymakers both at home and in Washington, D.C.Read More »

Dr. Howard Haft shares how Maryland is championing Population Health

August 09, 2018

Dr. Howard Haft, Maryland’s deputy secretary for public health, joins ASTHO to share how the Maryland Department of Health approaches the concept of “population health.” Dr. Haft shares strategies for engaging in cross-sector partnerships that improve health equity, as well as exciting uses of data and public health informatics in the state.Read More »

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