Sep 13 2013
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State Health Officers Convene Next Week: NewPublicHealth is On the Ground

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The annual meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) begins next week in Orlando, Fla., bringing together state health officials and other leaders to talk about the latest critical issues around public health in the United States. NewPublicHealth will be on the ground throughout the meeting covering workshops, sessions and keynote speeches, as well as speaking with program speakers and conference attendees.

Discussions will highlight ways to integrate and coordinate health care and public health, including new opportunities under the Affordable Care Act. We will also explore the new ASTHO President's Challenge around preventing prescription drug abuse, check in on efforts around healthy babies and more. Coverage will also include interviews with thought leaders including Paul Jarris, Terry Cline, José Montero and John Wiesman.

>>Follow NewPublicHealth coverage of the ASTHO meeting here.
>>Follow the coverage on Twitter @RWJF_PubHealth, and join the conversation using the hashtag #ASTHO13.

Tags: ASTHO, Public Health Departments, Public and Community Health