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de Beaumont Foundation's Brian Castrucci on new public health workforce data

de Beaumont Foundation’s Brian Castrucci on new public health workforce data

Public Health Newswire talked to de Beaumont Foundation Chief Program and Strategy Officer Brian Castrucci to discuss new public health workforce data.
Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Most U.S. states need to make some improvements to better protect residents against infectious disease outbreaks and ready their communities for public health disasters, according to new analyses from health groups.

States struggle with growing prescription drug abuse, overdose epidemic

First the first time, two trends in preventable death have crossed data paths, one highlighting a public health success and the other a growing problem. Poisoning deaths, many attributable to prescription drug overdoses, now outnumber deaths due to motor vehicle crashes, reported officials at the ASTHO annual meeting.

ASTHO kicks off annual meeting in Austin

State health officers from across the country convened in Austin, Texas, today for the start of the annual meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

Health department budget woes persist

Ohio has cut back on birth defect surveillance. Maryland has closed a care facility serving people with intellectual disabilities. Alabama has limited eligibility for state-supplied vaccines. These are just a few of the cuts made by state health agencies in the face of ongoing budget challenges, according to new analyses.

Public health lab readiness improves, says CDC report

The nation is making important improvements in preventing, detecting and responding to public health emergencies, according to a new report out Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.