ASTHO releasedits 2017 presidential transition document outlining priorities to advance state and territorial public health in the new administration.
ASTHO will host a congressional briefing on March 8 about the power of state and territorial public health.
A leaked discussion draft detailing ACA repeal showsPrevention and Public Health Fund elimination in FY19.
NACCHO publishedan interview with Laura Hanen, NACCHO's chief of government affairs, about the potential impacts of ACA repeal on local public health departments.
Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health, and Jay Butler, chief medical officer and director of Alaska’s Division of Public Health, spokeabout the health effects of cannabis at a National Academy of Sciences stakeholder meeting.
RWJF is acceptingapplications for the 2017 National Civic League Health Equity Award.
WHO releasedits first-ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens."
NIH is studyinga vaccine to protect against mosquito-transmitted diseases.
On Capitol Hill, disagreement continues among Republicans about how to proceed on ACA repeal and replacement efforts. A current draft from House Republicans would repeal and replace major provisions simultaneously.
Approximately 25 percent of health agencies are involved in overseeing health professional licensure. Taking this into consideration, several bills related to the scope of practice for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dental hygienists, and dental therapists have been introduced in state legislatures this year.
Nineteen states and Washington, D.C. have received accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.
LEADING STATE HEALTH
With a busy and significant March ahead of us, ASTHO Executive Director Michael Fraser took a moment to answer a few questions about next week’s Hill Day, key messages ASTHO will be sharing with Congress and the administration, and what to expect during Leadership Week.