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ASTHO Launches Public Health Podcast Series

ARLINGTON, VA (Oct. 17, 2018)—The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) announced today the launch of Public Health Review, a podcast series featuring in-depth conversations with state and territorial health officials, national public health leaders, government officials, and other subject matter experts about the nation’s most pressing public health issues. 

The series highlights leaders who are working to promote wellness and prevent disease, injury, and premature death for all Americans. Public Health Review will capitalize on current public health issues as a platform for discussion, offering timely and thoughtful perspectives on the value of public health. 

“I am thrilled that my fellow colleagues, federal partners, and other public health leaders will be able to share their leadership experiences and impactful stories from working on the frontlines. Whether we’re working in urban centers or more rural areas, we are all in a position to teach and to learn,” says Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, ASTHO president and director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. “Each podcast episode will feature interesting and illuminating discussions with health officials and other leaders on emerging topics. We’re excited that ASTHO’s podcast will serve as a forum for these critical conversations.”

The Public Health Review podcast is available for listeners on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Google Play Music, Spotify, or via ASTHO’s website.

Recent episodes available now feature discussions on several topics, including the opioid epidemic, sexually transmitted diseases, telehealth, early brain development, antimicrobial resistance, suicide prevention, and healthy and resilient communities, and more. 

For more information, visit ASTHO's podcast webpage.


ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. territories and freely associated states, and the District of Columbia, as well as the more than 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to ensuring excellence in public health practice.