Online Program

Using National Data and Initiatives to Drive State-Level Change: Lessons from ASTHO's State Learning Collaboratives

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 12:35 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Lynn Shaull, MA, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Arlington, VA
ASTHO will present its work with states through two important initiatives: the United Health Foundation (UHF) America's Health Rankings® 5-State Learning Collaborative and the CDC Million Hearts® 16-State Learning Collaborative. For the past 25 years, the Rankings have reported on a comprehensive set of health indicators to provide a holistic view of the health of the nation on a state-by-state basis. However, there was a need to help states better understand how to use the Rankings to spur action. Million Hearts® is a national initiative launched by HHS with the goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Through the learning collaboratives, ASTHO assisted and learned from states around improving hypertension, diabetes, obesity, infant mortality, and smoking health outcomes through systems-level changes. These efforts informed a greater understanding of how national data and initiatives can be used to drive state-level change.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies and tactics that state leaders are using to make their state the healthiest in the country, and how they are tracking progress.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working with and providing capacity building assistance to state health agencies for the past six years. My portfolios have included the specific topic areas, among others: healthy aging, heart disease/hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.