ASTHO, in partnership with CDC Healthy Schools Branch, convened a School Behavioral Health Advisory Committee to identify policy gaps and strategies for delivering behavioral health services in schools. The findings detailed in this report were discussed in two convenings held in April and May of 2021.
Two years of COVID response have contributed to increased stress and burnout, as well post-traumatic stress symptoms, according to the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS), conducted between September 2021 and January 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing issues with health care professional burnout and joy in work, escalating the stressors on the health care workforce to unprecedented levels. This guide provides some ideas and lessons learned to improve the well-being of the health care workforce — so that we can look forward to a day when all workers truly experience joy in work.
The end of the pandemic might be edging into sight, which for many public health departments will mean adjusting from the “new normal” that the past two years have represented to a return to ways and priorities that might feel distant. A return to the "old normal" might be challenging, given that departments have lost some public trust during the pandemic. This guide recommends building up trust from a place of compassion and care with four tips for reengaging with audiences post-pandemic.
Leading up to the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Health Communications Collaborative conducted a national survey and received more than 600 responses from 51 states and territories. These reflections highlight the immense impact of public health communicators since 2020 and offer a powerful wealth of insights for protecting public health through COVID-19 and beyond.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic brought heightened attention to anti-science sentiments, the spread of misinformation has long threatened to undermine public health efforts. Optimal public health depends on effective messaging about vaccines and the prevention of highly infectious diseases. This resource details how we can understand the impacts of the anti-vaxxer movement as crucial to implementing public health communication strategies promoting positive health and protecting against widespread misinformation.