November 9, 2020
Join ASTHO for the final webinar in our Insight and Inspiration series on Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. ET. Marissa Levine (alumni – VA) will draw on her 16 years of state government service to share the important role of mindset, self-care, and resilience for public health professionals leading during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need for modernized public health data infrastructure. ASTHO’s new column in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice explains why we must begin investing in better data systems today.
Population Health and Prevention News
- As part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Oct. 25 – Oct. 31), the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs announced development of a toolkit on state strategies to reduce maternal and child lead exposure, to be released in November.
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Data Across Sectors for Health, and the Center for Health Care Strategies released an RFP to help five community-based organizations improve state partnerships on policy and systems change.
- ASTHO’s health improvement team announced an RFP for the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Learning Collaborative. Four states will be funded to support innovative and sustainable heart disease and stroke prevention projects that focus on improving hypertension through equitable change.
- ASTHO published a blog covering the strategies states are using in collaboration with the education sector to mitigate the effects of trauma and toxic stress children experience due to COVID-19.
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